Obama Hiding Largest Arms Deal in History

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  1. carpro

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/criti...n-hiding-massive-saudi-arms/story?id=12192558

    Critics Slam Obama Administration for 'Hiding' Massive Saudi Arms Deal
    Largest Arms Deal In U.S. History Pushed While Congress In Recess

    By MATTHEW MOSK
    Nov. 19, 2010

    The Obama administration has quietly forged ahead with its proposal to sell $60 billion worth of fighter jets and attack helicopters to Saudi Arabia unhampered by Congress, despite questions raised in legislative inquiries and in an internal congressional report about the wisdom of the deal.

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    But some critics are questioning the deal, and the stealthy effort by the Obama administration to avoid a more probing congressional review by notifying Congress last month, just as members were headed home for the November elections. Congress had 30 days to raise objections -- a review period that concludes Saturday. With most members leaving Washington today, any significant effort to block the deal appears dead for now, officials said.

    "I do not think there will be any action" to hold up the sale, Rep. Howard Berman, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told Bloomberg News Thursday.

    Rep. Anthony Weiner, a New York Democrat, submitted a resolution this week to try and block the deal, and was among those who objected to the way the administration approached the required congressional review.
    "Hiding this in a recess announcement is a sign of how unpopular it is," he said. "It's bad policy that now is further tainted by shameful process."
     
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    The US is the largest arms dealer in the world. Hardly a secret if it is on ABC news.
     
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    Being a large or small arms dealer is not the issue.

    And no one said it was a secret, yet I suspect you knew absolutely nothing about any of it until you read this article.
     
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    Not terribly important to me except that I am pleased that some American workers will keep their jobs awhile longer.

    I don't pay much attention to national news except business/economics stuff. If it was important someone on CtoCAM would have mentioned it.
     
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    It's no wonder so many of your posts are off topic and don't make sense.

    Please stay uninformed. I wouldn't recognize any other way.:thumbs:
     
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    I guess Saudi Arabia was alright during the Bush years. Such hypocrisy by the right is staggering!

    Oh, that's right, it's about the so-called secret....whatever! :sleeping_2:
     
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    You are wrong, as usual.

    Saudi Arabia is no true friend and a hotbed of terrorism. It doesn't matter who the president is.

    Oil is the only reason to have such overly generous relations to them and we all know it.

    If liberals would allow us to use our own energy resources, perhaps we could quit kissing their behinds.


    But then, as usual you ignore the real thrust of the thread and that's your saviour's sleight of hand to get it approved with no public hearings.

    Try staying on topic for a change.
     
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    As Mr. Khruschev said during his famous UN speach, "Americans will sell us the rope we use to hang them."
     
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    I understand. You just can't handle the topic. :BangHead:
     
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    I understand. You don't understand anything over kindergarten English. See Spot run. Run Spot, run.
     
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    This from the guy that can't compose a coherent sentence in 75% of his posts.
     
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    This is what the democrats get for helping to outsource our jobs. They can no longer count on labor unions for their main source of funding and so must turn to the war profiteers to make up the difference.
     
  13. carpro

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    Try to stay on topic, CT.
     

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