US President George W. Bush delivers remarks, as Vice President Dick Cheney (L) and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld (R) look on, before signing the Department of Defense Approriations Bill and the Military Construction Appropriations Bill,  23 October, 2002 in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington DC. Bush signed legislation providing a hefty increase in defense spending and financing for military construction projects in 2003.  AFP PHOTO/Joyce NALTCHAYAN (Photo credit should read JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/AFP via Getty Images)