I almost swallowed my tongue when I read the headline at the NYT at 1am: U.S. Set to Offer Huge Arms Deal to Saudis. The reason is that many folks, such as myself, are still convinced the Saudi's are part of the problem in the middle east.
Thats because most of the 9/11 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia. Also the majority of insurgents from outside Iraq are not Iranians..they are Saudi's my dear reader..
So, what does BushCo have planned for these smarmy individuals? Why they plan on giving them plenty of firepower..all told..roughly $20 Billion dollars in arms. From the NYT link above, we get a laundry list of what BushCo wants to give these batshit crazy folks:
The proposed package of advanced weaponry for Saudi Arabia, which includes advanced satellite-guided bombs, upgrades to its fighters and new naval vessels, has made Israel and some of its supporters in Congress nervous. Senior officials who described the package on Friday said they believed that the administration had resolved those concerns, in part by promising Israel $30.4 billion in military aid over the next decade, a significant increase over what Israel has received in the past 10 years.
Isn't that just wonderful? So..we just arm BOTH sides of the Middle East crisis to solve the problem..Christ, what assholes are running this looney bin?
Oh yeah..the cowboy from Crawford.
Tags: Bush, Saudi Arabia, Arm the Insurgents