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Defense-Budget Man, Where You Gonna Run To

My friend Chris Hayes of The Nation was kind enough to invite me onto his new podcast The Breakdown to talk about the defense budget for next year and the impact of the Iraq drawdown upon it. If you don’t mind getting wonky…

Embarrassingly, I said on the podcast that the administration is seeking $350 billion to close Guantanamo. Close! The actual request is for $350 million. Million. Million-with-an-M. Sorry Chris; sorry listeners.

And can I just say that Chris’ ability to keep all these numbers and budget lines straight absolutely floored me. If someone got half as detailed with me about, say, the education budget, I would be completely lost. This is why he’s among the best in the game.

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