"Rep. Meek blasts Bush’s $50 billion Iraq request."
Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL) just returned from a trip to Iraq yesterday and gave an interview criticizing the recent news that the Bush administration plans to request another $50 billion to fund the war in Iraq:
The American people are asking for our troops to come home. I think that should be the goal of the Congress — for our troops to come home. I think that there are some Members of Congress who feel that we should be there as long as we need to be there. I think that when you start looking at billions and billions of dollars that have been spent thus far on this war and then with the President just yesterday asking for an additional $50 billion dollars as though I was to ask you “let me borrow $50 dollars” — I think that’s the kind of attitude that has been allowed to take place here in Washington for far too long and we need to bring an end to it.