87 Billion Dollar Spending Package

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President Bush asks 87 billion dollars more for Iraq. The Gallup Poll says 57% of Americans are opposed to the President's request, but Congress is likely to go along to support American troops. Even though Democrats and Republicans are stunned at the prospect of virtually reconstructing an entire nation this spending proposal divides both parties. Of the 87 billion dollar request, 67 would go to the military. There's not much detail about how that money would be spent. The 20 billion for rebuilding Iraq "resembles no other spending request in recent memory." That's according to the New York Times. We speak with a Congressional Correspondent, a Democrat Representative, a Republican Congressman, a reporter from Baghdad, the director of the American Public Works Association and the director of an independent policy research institute.
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Warren Olney