Bush reportedly to ask Congress for extra 50 bln for Iraq War
If Bush does indeed ask for, and get the funds, U.S. spending in Iraq would then total more than three billion dollars per week.
US President George W Bush plans to ask Congress for an extra 50 bln usd for Iraq following a highly anticipated report on progress in the war-torn country next month, US media reported.
The request would seek to pay for the current troop 'surge' strategy and is a sign that Bush anticipates prevailing in a showdown with the Democratic-controlled Congress which has been pushing for troop withdrawal, the Washington Post (nyse: WPO - news - people ) said.
If approved, the bid would bring US spending on the Iraq war to more than three billion dollars per week.