Rumsfeld Defends Iraq Budget Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld appears before the Senate Appropriations Committee to press the case for President Bush's $87 billion funding request for Iraq and Afghanistan. In a lengthy and at times combative session, Rumsfeld argues that money for rebuilding Iraq is just as essential as funds for the military. Hear NPR's David Welna.
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Rumsfeld Urges Congress to OK Iraq Funds Request

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Rumsfeld Urges Congress to OK Iraq Funds Request

Rumsfeld Urges Congress to OK Iraq Funds Request

Rumsfeld Urges Congress to OK Iraq Funds Request

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Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld appears before the Senate Appropriations Committee to press the case for President Bush's $87 billion funding request for Iraq and Afghanistan. In a lengthy and at times combative session, Rumsfeld argues that money for rebuilding Iraq is just as essential as funds for the military. Hear NPR's David Welna.

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