Friday, September 23, 2011

"Obama Sold Israel Bunker-Buster Bombs"

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In keeping with our policy of highlighting anything that President Obama does right, (counted on one hand with fingers left over), Obama has apparently sold Israel the weapons it may need someday to potentially defang its enemies. And take out a rogue nuclear program at the same time??

While publicly pressuring Israel to make deeper concessions to the Palestinians, President Obama has secretly authorized significant new aid to the Israeli military that includes the sale of 55 deep-penetrating bombs known as bunker busters, Newsweek has learned.

In an exclusive story to be published Monday on growing military cooperation between the two allies, U.S. and Israeli officials tell Newsweek that the GBU-28 Hard Target Penetrators—potentially useful in any future military strike against Iranian nuclear sites—were delivered to Israel in 2009, just several months after Obama took office.

As a member of the California Rifle and Pistol Association, they regularly send me stickers, which say, "Society is safer when criminals don't know who's armed".

In this case, the world is safer when surrounding neighbors know that Israel is. Although, that early in the Obama presidency, the deal was probably brokered by Bush. The fact that Obama followed through on it and did not obstruct it in any way was the right thing to do.

Update : What was I thinking??? I'm supposed to be criticizing Obama, just because he's black!!! It totally slipped my mind! I apologize for any confusion or palpitations I've caused any liberals here.

H/T Memeorandum

Cross posted at LCR, Reaganite Republican, Say Anything


  1. I'd be careful about giving 0bama too much credit for this. It's probably the result of a "deranged" conservative taking advantage of Libs and their A.D.D. by burying it deep within some green energy shovel ready jobs bill the Libs wanted passed, knowing that can't be bothered with actually reading any more than the title of bills they vote in favor of.

  2. Since it was that early in his administration, I feel fairly sure that it was probably negotiated by the Bush admin, and Barry's only credit is not having gotten in the way of finishing the deal.
    Faint praise, I assure you!