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Nancy Waterman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 04:49 PM
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37. I think this belongs on another thread
Edited on Fri Apr-16-04 04:49 PM by Nancy Waterman
but it got bounced here. Not only did they plan the war early, the stole 700 million from the Afghan funds appropriated by Congress to prepare for the war in Iraq in July 2002.

These are quotes from Woodward's 60 Minutes interview.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/04/15/60minutes/mai...

"President Bush, after a National Security Council meeting, takes Don Rumsfeld aside, collars him physically and takes him into a little cubbyhole room and closes the door and says, 'What have you got in terms of plans for Iraq?' What is the status of the war plan? I want you to get on it. I want you to keep it secret," says Woodward.

"...The end of July 2002, they need $700 million, a large amount of money for all these tasks. And the president approves it. But Congress doesn't know and it is done. They get the money from a supplemental appropriation for the Afghan War, which Congress has approved. ...Some people are gonna look at a document called the Constitution which says that no money will be drawn from the treasury unless appropriated by Congress. Congress was totally in the dark on this."
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