New Funding for Iraq war
A $162 billion emergency spending bill passed by senate last week signed by President Bush.The bill will pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through the remainder of his presidency and into spring 2009. The total cost of the war in Iraq is brought to $400 billion after the bills approval. Since the electoral victories in November 2006, the Democratic-controlled Congress has approved more than $300 billion in emergency spending bills for Iraq and Afghanistan. A new GI Bill that expands education benefits for veterans who have served since the 9/11 attacks, is also part of the bill.