THE BLOG
09/27/2007 06:39 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

We Can't Give You Anything But War, Baby

We "can't afford" national health insurance.

Better schools
are too expensive.

Expanding and fixing Amtrak is too expensive.


Taking care of the soldiers
we used like Kleenex is too expensive.

Just about everything is too expensive for these fiscally-responsible Republicans except war and more war:

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates asked Congress yesterday to approve an additional $42.3 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, bringing the Bush administration's 2008 war funding request to nearly $190 billion -- the largest single-year total for the wars so far.