ADVISORY: Iraq – Five Years after President Bush Declared “Mission Accomplished”
Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a special presentation…
Rudy deLeon, Senior Vice President for National Security and International Policy
Congressman John Murtha (D-PA), Chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee
Five years after President Bush declared “mission accomplished” in Iraq aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, the administration is requesting $108 billion in supplemental funding on top of an already appropriated $91 billion for FY2008 spending in Iraq and Afghanistan. If approved, this would bring the total direct cost of the war in Iraq alone to approximately $675 billion. On the anniversary of the president’s speech, Congressman John Murtha (D-PA), Chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, will speak at the Center for American Progress on the latest supplemental funding request and recent developments in Iraq and the region.
Thursday, May 01, 2008 Program: 9:00am to 10:00am Admission is free.
A light breakfast will be served at 8:30 am.
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