"President Barack Obama is seeking $83.4 billion for U.S. military and diplomatic operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, pressing for special troop funding that he opposed two years ago when he was a senator and George W. Bush was president. . . . Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, acknowledged that Obama had been critical of Bush's use of similar special legislation to pay for the wars. He said it was needed this time because the money will be required by summer, before Congress is likely to complete its normal appropriations process. "
Get that? It was wrong for the other guy to seek off-budget special funding for the wars, because he was pro-war. But, it's okay for this guy to seek off-budget special funding for the wars, because he's anti-war. As the wars continue nonetheless, this must be a great comfort to the widows and orphans and friends and family.