Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Obama's Speech

Perhaps I am getting just too cynical but here are three things that caught my attention from last night's speech to a joint session of Congress by President Obama:

  1. The cost of the war in Iraq will now be a part of the official budget of the federal government.
  2. The Obama administration intends to slash the federal budget over the next couple of years.
  3. The Obama administration intends to bring the war in Iraq to a relatively swift conclusion.

Hmmmm...methinks I see a connection.

Okay, to be fair, just because military operations will cease does not mean we will stop spending lots of money on Iraq and putting the cost of the war in the budget is definitely the right thing to do. So perhaps I have just become conditioned over the last eight years to see accounting tricks everywhere...

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