President Obama to Request Another $33 Billion for Unpopular Wars
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The Associated Press reports that President Obama "plans to ask Congress for an additional $33 billion to fight unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, on top of a record request for $708 billion for the Defense Department next year."
This request comes in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, at a time when our country can least afford it.
Derrick Crowe is a political associate at Brave New Foundation, working on the Rethink Afghanistan campaign. He's a 5-year veteran of Capitol Hill and a trained Creating a Culture of Peace facilitator.