Monday, July 24, 2006

Your tax dollars hard at work

Just in case you haven't seen this one yet, Saturday's New York Times reports that our government is rushing a delivery of bombs to Israel (source). Too many civilians, not enough bombs . . .

WASHINGTON, July 21 — The Bush administration is rushing a delivery of precision-guided bombs to Israel, which requested the expedited shipment last week after beginning its air campaign against Hezbollah targets in Lebanon, American officials said Friday.

The decision to quickly ship the weapons to Israel was made with relatively little debate within the Bush administration, the officials said. Its disclosure threatens to anger Arab governments and others because of the appearance that the United States is actively aiding the Israeli bombing campaign in a way that could be compared to Iran’s efforts to arm and resupply Hezbollah.

The munitions that the United States is sending to Israel are part of a multimillion-dollar arms sale package approved last year that Israel is able to draw on as needed, the officials said. But Israel’s request for expedited delivery of the satellite and laser-guided bombs was described as unusual by some military officers, and as an indication that Israel still had a long list of targets in Lebanon to strike.


At 12:04 PM, Blogger Natalia said...

I want to start a Disgruntled American Taxpayers' Club.

At 6:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if you saw it, but a day or two the bombing started the Guardian reported the US sending 207 million dollars of fuel to Israel. No debate, just 'here you are' ('oh and you have another week...') The US is sooooo tough on these rogue nations.

At 10:38 PM, Anonymous Callie said...

Israel is a proxy for the US, which is why the Twin Towers are no more. Will this country EVER learn???

Why do they hate us? This is why.


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