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Here Comes the Lipstick
"Thursday’s hearing helps set the stage for the upcoming debate this spring over White House requests for $33 billion in new war funding coupled with $4.5 billion in foreign assistance, chiefly for Afghanistan and its neighbor Pakistan. Added to this sum will be $2.8 billion more to help Haiti’s recovery from the disastrous January earthquake, and the total package will at least exceed $40 billion."
Thus "I'm voting for the war supplemental because it's the last one" and "I want to support my president" will be transformed this month into "But I caaaaaaaaaaan't vote against aid for Haiti. This is horseshit and needs to be called out now. If the war supplemental fails, they can and will pass the lipstick separately. And if $4.5 billion is to help Afghanistan, ask yourself what the other $33 billion is to do to it. GET ON THE PHONES NOW and tell them to vote this pig of a bill down.
Haitians don't want their aid used as cover for war funding.
|FINAL Secretary Gates Statement SAC 25 Mar 2010 (5).pdf||31.75 KB|