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House Votes to Fund Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

HeadlineJul 28, 2010

By a vote of 308 to 114, the House has approved spending an additional $37 billion to continue the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. One hundred two Democrats voted against the war funding, highlighting the growing split in the party over President Obama’s war plans. Last year, just thirty-two Democrats voted against the war spending. The House vote came two days after the leak of over 91,000 secret military documents that documented US setbacks in Afghanistan.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio): “Wake up, America! WikiLeaks’ release of secret war documents gave us 92,000 reasons to end the wars. Pick one. Wake up, America! Main Street is falling apart, businesses have closed, bankruptcies abound. People are losing their jobs, their homes, losing their retirement security. The middle class is falling apart. Workers’ rights are not being protected. The government’s out of money. There’s not even money for childhood nutrition!”

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