Monday, July 30, 2007

US pledges billions to Middle East?

In reading the headline from this Washington Post article, U.S. Pledges Billions in Arms, Aid to Middle East my first reaction was where in the blue hell are these billions going to come from? Then, I wondered why it is the responsibility of US taxpayers to provide arms deals to the Middle East. We have huge issues in this country where billions of dollars could have a much larger impact on lives of Americans rather than to continue to give money and assistance and arms to other countries especially when so many times these arms end up in the wrong hands anyway.

This was my grrrr moment of the day...

The arms sales alone are estimated to be worth about $20 billion, although administration officials said the exact amounts would be negotiated over the next six weeks and then presented to Congress.


Let's hope that Congress grows some balls and says NO!

4 comments:

Head Spinner Scott said...

Let us hope indeed. Although I can't think of anyplace or anyone in America who needs the help that billions of dollars would allow

Lisa Renee said...

The south that still has not recovered from Hurricane damage?

Hooda Thunkit said...

Let's do the weapons deal, and for a fair price, however we should insist on being paid in oil, at $10 per barrel...

Cyberseaer said...

Another proposal to give billions to the Middle East? Gee, it's not like it hasn't been done before FOR DECADES.

Does anyone else see the irony of giving all these weapons to the one place where peace was taught over 2000 years ago. Oh well, if the world started there, I guess it is ok for it to end there.