Why did Obama spend more on defense in 2012 than Bush did in 2007

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    Defense.gov News Release: Fiscal 2007 Department of Defense Budget is Released
    Defense.gov News Release: DOD Releases Fiscal 2012 Budget Proposal
    The Bush budget was $439.3B. Obama requested $671B. Bush's budget only lists discretionary budget whereas Obama has discretionary and OCO.

    We were out of Iraq in 2011. How could we be spending more for defense when we were only fighting one war rather than two? Average Monthly Boots On the Ground in Afghanistan and Iraq in 2007 was 172,000 and in 2012 it was 67,500. Something does not add up and I mean that quite literally.
     

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    Inflation, is one part of it.
     
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    Because he's a war monger, and liberals love him, so they must love the war mongering too.
     
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    Why do you think he's spent more, emptystep?
    Is it Obama, or is it the congress?
    Is it both?

    Why have we supposedly ended wars, yet spending increaaes?
     
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    Honestly I have no idea what these numbers mean. I don't think inflation explains differences of such percentages. Hopefully I can track down some more background information. I was hoping someone could give me a clue where to start.
     

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