WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush has sent lawmakers a $70
billion request to fund U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
into next spring.
Friday's request fills in the details of the $70 billion
placeholder that the White House asked for when it sent its budget
to Congress in February.
Congressional analysts say Bush's request would bring the total
spending to fight terrorism and conduct the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan to $875 billion.
The bulk of the money, $45 billion, would fund combat
operations, but there's also $3 billion to deal with roadside bombs
and $2 billion to cope with rising fuel costs.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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