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 Afghanistan.
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.