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.
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.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.
Whose side is Bush on?