Friday, March 25, 2005
We're Either With Us, Or Against Us
Officials: Bush Agrees to Sell F-16s to Pakistan
CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - President Bush has agreed to sell F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan[...]Brilliant! This will give Jeb Bush the perfect reason to invade Pakistan a decade from now. A brutal Islamic dictator who has nukes and has given away nuclear secrets now has the means to deliver a nuclear bomb to the United States. Or maybe this is just a plot to help Pakistan destroy the largest democracy on earth, so the telemarketing jobs will flow back into the U.S. Dictatorships are on the march.
A senior Bush administration official said the sale, which was blocked for 15 years, "will not change the overall balance of power" between Pakistan and India[...]
One Bush administration official said the sale involved 24 planes but another said the numbers could change.
India's prime minister expressed "great disappointment," a spokesman in New Delhi said.[...]
Washington blocked the sale of the F-16s to Pakistan in 1990 as a sanction against its nuclear weapons program.