Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Bush Sucks Up

So sometimes you have to hand it to George. He knows how to suck up and he’s doing a great job of it right now. Considering all the criteria, who would one not want to offer new missile systems and smart bombs to? Well, the list may be long, but there are definitely a few short candidates and anyone in the proximity of Iraq would have to count as one of those.

So why would the Bush Administration be selling $20 billion US worth of smart bombs to Saudi Arabia? After all a large proportion of the 9/11 hijackers were purportedly from Saudi Arabia. Well you have to if they’re your mates though don’t you. But not without some objection form the Israeli side as the Jerusalem Post reports.

Israel has expressed concern over inclusion in the deal of Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMS), commonly referred to as "smart bombs." Nevertheless, it has not actively fought the sale.

Why would Israel not actively fight the sale? Because they are going to get bright shiny new smarter bombs. All this of course is being rushed through Congress because it’s the most important matter at hand seeing as Bush will be visiting both countries and wants to come bearing gifts to both.

Merry Christmas from the Administration that is trying to increase the arms race in the Middle East whilst pretending to look for a solution for peace.
It's also not as if these things are ever going to make it to Iraq.

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