A Headline We Never Expected to See

We’ve been harshly critical of Barack Obama on various national security issues, but we can only wonder what his core supporters make of this headline, and the AP’s opening paragraphs: AP Exclusive: Obama wants $33 billion more for war.

The Obama administration plans to ask Congress for an additional $33 billion to fight unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, on top of a record request for $708 billion for the Defense Department next year, The Associated Press has learned.
The administration is also plans to tell Congress next month that its central military objectives for the next four years will include winning the current wars while preventing new ones and that its core missions will include both counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations.

Thus does reality intrude on even the most fervent utopianism, I guess.


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