Has the U.S. lost it's collective mind. Through one of the data streams that i read on a daily basis - I hit upon 2 items that i found kind of disturbing.
1 - The U.S. Department of Defense approved up to $10.7 billion in arms sales for Iraq over the past week, including a $2.16 billion sale of M1A1 Abrams tanks built by General Dynamics Corp. The proposed tank sale would also include some equipment built by Honeywell International Inc. and General Motors Corp., the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign arms sales, said.
2 - The U.S. Defense Department notified Congress about a possible sale to Israel of $1.9 billion of Lockheed Martin Corp. C-130J-30 transport aircraft and related equipment. The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency said that Israel had asked to buy 9 of the Lockheed cargo planes, plus 6 spare engines built by Britain's Rolls-Royce, 9 missile warning systems, advanced radars, radios and other communications equipment.
Seriously? are we not finding these conflicts in the middle east difficult enough? We feel that it is in our best interest to sell of military hardware to countries whose relations with us are strained?
I just don't understand the law makers