A War We Can’t Afford

Literally: “The Army's top officer withheld a required 2008 budget plan from Pentagon leaders last month after protesting to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld that the service could not maintain its current level of activity in Iraq plus its other global commitments without billions in additional funding.”

Meanwhile, we're already over eight trillion in debt.

Huh. Maybe that’s why most leaders (read: no leader ever) don’t give tax cuts during wartime. Y’know, because war is expensive. Promises that they’ll pay for themselves not withstanding.

Looks like the Bush administration could benefit from the “Don’t Buy Stuff You Cannot Afford” program.

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