As reported here.
As the story reports, this request for additional funds is a "retreat from the White House’s earlier plans not to seek such money until after the November elections. "
In my view, the request for more money — and the apparent necessity of asking for it now instead of after the elections — forces Bush to admit one of two things in the upcoming heavy election season:
(1) The war has become more of a failure (or less of a success) than the Administration realized; and/or
(2) The administration was never straight with the American people on the costs of the war/re-building.
Take your pick.