Another $25 billion
is being sent to Iraq and Haliburton.
"The Bush administration had previously said it would not need more money for Iraq and Afghanistan until the new fiscal year, which begins on Oct. 1, but officials later acknowledged they might need to draw on the emergency funds allocated by Congress."
"A congressional report last month said the administration had underestimated costs for Iraq and Afghanistan by $12.3 billion for the current fiscal year."
Hey! Our gov't on time??
The new poll from Zogby
which was conducted as the DNC was in session last week, The results were encouraging although the poll ended before Kerry's acceptance speech. In the period between July 26th to August 2nd Kerry gained one state from the prior poll with Florida and West Virginia tipping to the left and Nevada countering that by leaning right.
Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Washington all have a 7.5% or higher lead over bush. With Nader receiving a "rough estimate" of 1% with the exception of New Hampshire where he has over 2% of the vote.
New Mexico, Missouri, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Nevada are all very close (under 2% difference) this week.
The Electoral College with the non-battleground results of 2000 added up with the way the 16 states lean right now would give Kerry 318 to bush's 220. When you omit the close states, Kerry gets 280 to 215.
Is Prince Bandar failing
in his recent promise to bush.
The only thing that is different about this oil spike is the affect(effect?) on the stock market has been minimal.
Still bloody in Iraq with Monday full of church bombings and today
yet more violence. I think the amount of money incoming should be enough to be makin things better in Iraq but of the 18+Billion Dollars we approved for Iraq reconstruction less than 3% has actually been spent