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February 14, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

ARE WE FEELING A LITTLE RUSHED THESE DAYS?....Josh Marshall says:

When the budgeteers on the Hill started working their way through the president's new budget they discovered there was no money, not even a line item, for humanitarian or reconstruction funds for Afghanistan.

In other words, the 2004 budget contained nothing for Afghanistan.

Josh Clayborn responded by quoting the USAID website:

"Since October 1, 2001, the U.S. has committed $840 million in humanitarian and reconstruction aid to help the people of Afghanistan with the U.S. fulfilling 95 percent of the $297 million pledged at the Tokyo Conference in January 2002."

In other words, past budgets have contained money for Afghanistan. Both Joshes are right!

So what does Glenn Reynolds say? This:

JOSH CLAYBOURN writes that charges by that other Josh (Marshall) that Bush is ignoring Afghanistan are, well, wrong.

Glenn, do you even read these posts before you link to them?

Kevin Drum 9:31 PM Permalink | Trackbacks

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