George Bush will seek an authorization to spend $80 billion more in Iraq
after the first of the year. "In early February, there will be ... a supplemental appropriation in addition to the 2006 budget for defence submitted to Congress." So said Jim Kolbe (R-AZ), chairman of the foreign operations subcommittee of the House of Representatives appropriations committee, while visiting in Baghdad. Kolbe also said there has been "little planning" in the way funds are being spent. "My subcommittee has raised serious concerns," he noted.