Biden Wanted $33 Billion More For Ukraine. Congress Quickly Raised it to $40 Billion. Who Benefits?

Source: Glenn Greenwald
by Glenn Greenwald

“It is difficult to put into context how enormous these expenditures are — particularly since the war is only ten weeks old, and U.S. officials predict/hope that this war will last not months but years. That ensures that the ultimate amounts will be significantly higher still. The amounts allocated thus far — the new Biden request of $33 billion combined with the $14 billion already spent — already exceed the average annual amount the U.S. spent for its own war in Afghanistan ($46 billion). In the twenty-year U.S. war in Afghanistan which ended just eight months ago, there was at least some pretense of a self-defense rationale …. Now the U.S. will spend more than that annual average after just ten weeks of a war in Ukraine that nobody claims has any remote connection to American self-defense.” (05/10/22)

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/biden-wanted-33b-more-for-ukraine