And any monetary figures you've shown above as a "budget estimate" are moot because every year all expenses needed to continue to wage Bush's war in Iraq were snuck in under the guise of "supplemental security measures" - expenditures which are NOT included in the yearly federal budget.
#43 | POSTED BY CALIFCHRIS
Chris you seem to be some what interested in the truth so I suggest you rely more on official government documents and not what some left wing or right wing writer is spewing.
H.R. 1559 (108th): Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2003
For additional expenses during the current fiscal year, not otherwise recoverable, and unrecovered prior years' costs, including interest thereon, under the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, $369,000,000, to remain available until expended, for commodities supplied in connection with dispositions abroad under title II of said Act:
For an additional amount for Salaries and Expenses, United States Marshals Service' for necessary expenses, $8,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2004.
For an additional amount for Community Oriented Policing Services', $54,750,000, to remain available until December 31, 2003, shall be for the Community Oriented Policing Services, Interoperable Communications Technology Program, for grants to States and localities to improve communications within and among law enforcement agencies:
For an additional amount for Supreme Court of the United States, Salaries and Expenses' for police enhancements, $1,535,000, to remain available until September 30, 2004.
(2) $300,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2005, shall be made available only for grants for Egypt:
For necessary expenses for Customs and Border Protection' related to conducting Operation Liberty Shield and for other purposes, $333,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided,
For necessary expenses for Immigration and Customs Enforcement' related to conducting Operation Liberty Shield and for other purposes, $170,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided
So Chris we see that first these operations are funded meaning that money has been transferred and we see that Emergency Wartime Supplementals have a lot of stuff that has nothing to do with war.