Rumsfeld: DOD 'Robbing Peter To Pay Paul' For Iraq Deployments

By Thomas Duffy / January 15, 2003 at 5:00 AM
Because Congress never approved a $10 billion emergency war fund as part of the fiscal year 2003 Pentagon budget, the Defense Department will have to ask Congress for a supplemental appropriation to pay for troop deployments and operations in the Persian Gulf region, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today. House and Senate appropriators said they did not approve the $10 billion emergency response fund the Bush administration said was needed to pay for the global war on terrorism because the...

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