TITLE

HONESTY CHECK

AUTHOR(S)
Crowley, Michael
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
New Republic;11/10/2003, Vol. 229 Issue 19, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author claims that statements made by Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark about President Bush's $87 billion Iraq budget request are contradictory. At last Sunday's debate, Wesley Clark explained why he would have voted against the White House's $87 billion Iraq budget request. The spending bill, Clark explained, was nothing more than another "blank check "for the president, just like the war resolution that got the United States enmeshed in Iraq. Democrats don't like its painfully honest price tag--they constantly invoke the exact dollar figures that would go to electricity or water or health care in Iraq and compare them with spending levels in the United States. At the same time, the request gets labeled an irresponsible "blank check" that lets the president do whatever he wants without having a "plan." But those two arguments cannot co-exist.
ACCESSION #
11264238

 

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