Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Maybe Next Year

There'll be a big party when the War in Iraq is won -- the money's already set aside. Congress put away $20-million for a celebration in DC when victory's declared. That may be pretty optimistic. From the New York Times:

Tucked away in fine print in the military spending bill for this past year
was a lump sum of $20 million to pay for a celebration in the nation’s capital
“for commemoration of success” in Iraq and

Not surprisingly, the money was not spent.

Now Congressional Republicans are saying, in effect, maybe next year. A paragraph written into spending legislation and approved by the Senate and House allows the $20 million to be rolled over into 2007.
Let's hope it's collecting interest. If that's the case, and considering the way the war's gone so far, by the time Washington gets around to spending the money, it'll either be the biggest blowout in history -- or enough to pay off the national debt.


sdonato said...
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Congress also passed in the Homeland Security Appropriations Act the ability to make getting information easier for the families of 9/11 victims bringing lawsuites against the airlines.

I wonder if these lawyers know that FAA did not have a strategic plan in place for civil aviation security funding fiscal year 2001. In fact, FAA was ordered to prepare the plan by the OIG in 1998.

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