Monday, September 13, 2010

What could possibly go wrong?


Per the Wall Street Journal:

Muslims pray inside the Grand Mosque during the month of Ramadan in Mecca September 6, 2010. Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking and conducting sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. Picture taken September 6, 2010. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
Muslims pray inside the Grand Mosque during the month of Ramadan in Mecca September 6, 2010. Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking and conducting sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. Picture taken September 6, 2010. REUTERS/Susan Baaghil (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
The Obama administration is set to notify Congress of plans to offer advanced aircraft to Saudi Arabia worth up to $60 billion, the largest U.S. arms deal ever, and is in talks with the kingdom about potential naval and missile-defense upgrades that could be worth tens of billions of dollars more.

I can't think of any potential down side to selling a fundamentalist Islamic regime 84 F-15 fighters, 70 Apache attack helicopters, 72 Blackhawks and 36 Little Birds. Can you?

I mean, the whole "shoring up Arab allies against Iran" thing worked out soooooo well with secular Iraq circa 1980-90.

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