fredag 25 maj 2007

Mer pengar till (den militära insatsen i) Irak

Den demokratiska majoriteten i USA:s kongress har beviljat nya pengar till den militära insatsen i Irak.

Från CNN: "Senate vote was 80-14; House vote was 280-142. Bill funds military operations -mostly in Iraq- through September. White House says Bush will sign the bill without ceremony. Sens. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama voted against the measure."

AP skriver: “In addition to jettisoning their plan for a troop withdrawal timeline, Democrats abandoned attempts to require the Pentagon to adhere to troop training, readiness and rest requirements unless Bush waived them.”

I utbyte mot Irak-pengarna fick demokraterna följande:

“Democrats won White House approval for about 17 billion dollars (£9 billion) in spending above what the administration originally sought. Roughly 8 billion dollars (£4 billion) of that was for domestic programmes from hurricane relief to farm aid to low-income children's health coverage.”

Kohandel på hög nivå, således.

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