- Reporter's Notebook: In Iraq, $87 Billion-for Tires?
Yesterday, President Bush formally asked Congress for $87 billion, three-fourths of which will go to the military occupation of Iraq. Much of that is for operating and maintaining equipment such as the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, which was designed long ago and to be used some place else. A recent story in the Washington Post explains why the occupation is so costly. Economic policy writer Jonathan Weisman co-wrote the report.
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