FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
Why are we not selling military equipment to a democratic ally?
Contemplate this: you have already guessed who I am talking about.
It is, after all, not a Republican administration.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has blocked Israel’s request for advanced U.S.-origin attack helicopters.
Government sources said the administration has held up Israel’s request for the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter. The sources said the request was undergoing an interagency review to determine whether additional Longbow helicopters would threaten Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.
If this pleases you, by the way, consider that the administration doesn’t have the guts to do any of this openly. Saying one thing in public and doing another in private is a behavior pattern that most of us were supposed to discard by the time we graduated high school; I grant that this is honored more in the breach than the observance, but we expect more from our leaders. If the White House wants to disarm Israel, it should do it in public and take the heat…
Yes, I’m a blind, mad optimist. Almost dangerously so, in fact. But… but… this isn’t right.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.