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 Posted: Wed Feb 8th, 2006 03:14 pm
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Grumpy Geezer

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 It wasn't a "guns or butter" deal because DoD's budget was cut too, an almost unprecedented event while our nation is at war. 

Not according to all the articles I'm reading:

"Bush's own priorities are reflected in a proposed Defense Department budget 7 percent higher than this year's - $439 billion, without counting the additional costs of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That is 48 percent more than the yearly defense spending that Bush inherited in 2001."

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