Representatives David Obey and John Murtha talk about the current funding of the Military budget, mainly defending their supplemental 50 billion dollar “bridge fund” with the following conditions:
- Troops be fully trained and fully equipped before deploying
- All U.S. employees (especially the CIA) must abide by the Army Field Manual, specifically forbidding torture.
- Administration must provide a plan to end military involvement in Iraq in 14 months
They defend that they already sent 500 billion in the regular defense budget. And additionally provided 16 billion dollars in MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected).