Why should the United States sell Saudi Arabia advanced arms when it is harming efforts to restore security in Iraq? That’s what members of Congress are wanting to know, and why they are opposing a Bush administration plan to sell $20 billion in weaponry to Saudi Arabia and five other Persian Gulf countries, the Washington Post reported. In addition to being the home country of nearly all the 9/11 terrorists, Saudi Arabia has offered financial support to Sunni groups in Iraq and opponents of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. And nearly half of the foreign fighters entering Iraq each month come via Saudi Arabia, the New York Times reported.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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