Saturday, July 28, 2007

Bushco: 'Friend of my Enemy is my Friend'

Who cares if "most of the insurgent violence directed at the American military has come from [Saudi backed] Sunni forces, and not from [Iranian backed] Shiites"? Bush wants to give them $20 billion in weapons anyway.

Steve Benen:
In 2007, just as we're learning about the aid Saudi Arabia is giving to Sunni militias in Iraq, the Bush administration is planning a large arms deal with the president's long-time allies.
The Bush administration is preparing to ask Congress to approve an arms sale package for Saudi Arabia and its neighbors that is expected to eventually total $20 billion at a time when some United States officials contend that the Saudis are playing a counterproductive role in Iraq.
Chalk this right up there as one of the stupidest counter-productive things the Bush admin has tried to do in Iraq, like arming the very Sunni militias that have been doing most of the killing of our troops.

Whose side is Bush on?