That didn't sit well with Senators who put pressure on the administration to pick up the tab.
"A nation that can provide more than $300 billion for a war in Iraq can provide the money to get its people out of Lebanon," -- House Minority
Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), in a statement
The original plan had been to charge evacuees the same price it would have cost to take a helicopter or ship out of Lebanon. You'd think Washington would wise up and realize the Americans there had already paid the "fee" -- it's called "taxes." You know, the money we pay to have the government serve us. (CNN)