Saturday, July 28, 2007

Middle East Arms Sales Jump 300% Overnight

An article on increasing aid to Iraq contained an updated figure for U.S. arms sales to Arab Middle East countries. Yesterday the price tag was at least $5 billion while today the number is 4 times higher.

The sale - expected to total about $20 billion - would include advanced weaponry and air systems that would greatly enhance the striking ability of Saudi warplanes.

So what happened, bad AP reporting or inaccurate/misleading information from the Bush administration? My guess is we'll never know the answer due to executive privilege. (CNN confirmed the updated number.)