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Debate on Iraq Funds Request Heats Up

As the Senate begins debate on President Bush's $87 billion funding request for Iraq and Afghanistan, the focus is less about the money and more about the president's policies in Iraq. Democrats and some Republicans want to designate the $20.3 billion dollars earmarked for rebuilding Iraq as a loan, not a grant. Hear NPR's David Welna.

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David Welna
David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.