Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bush Flip Flops on Israeli Bunker Busters

What a difference a month makes! In mid August, Israeli media reported the Bush administration refused their request for bunker busting bombs. Advice from Secretary of State Condi Rice and Pentagon Chief Robert Gates kept Bush from selling the advanced weapons.

At least, it did until this past Friday. Haaretz noted the flip flop on the sale:

The U.S. Department of Defense announced it would sell the Israel Air Force 1,000 new smart bombs, rumored to significantly enhance the IAF's military capabilities.

The Pentagon's announcement, which came on Friday, said the U.S. will provide Israel with 1,000 units of Guided Bomb Unit-39 (GBU-39) - a special weapon developed for penetrating fortified facilities located deep underground.

Bush/Cheney, only months left to make war.

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