So George W. Bush wants the taxpayers to foot the bill to the tune of $85 billion for his Iraqi adventure.
Of course, knowing the competence with which Bush's team handles such matters, one can assume the price tag will be closer to $185 billion.
But all this seems to beg a few questions:
Just how, exactly, does Bush plan to pay for this? With another tax cut for the rich, perhaps?
And why doesn't anyone in the press mention the long-range implications of all this for social spending?