Saturday, August 2, 2008

Those sneaky, sleazy bastards

From an August 1, Thomson Reuters report:

The U.S. Department of Defense approved up to $10.7 billion in arms sales for Iraq over the past week, including a $2.16 billion sale of M1A1 Abrams tanks built by General Dynamics Corp.

The proposed tank sale would also include some equipment built by Honeywell International Inc and General Motors Corp, the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign arms sales, said in a notice to Congress dated July 31 but posted on its website on Friday.

Lawmakers have 30 days to block the sales from the day they are notified, but such action is rare since big weapons sales are carefully vetted before being publicly announced.

Imagine that.

It just so happens that Congress is on vacation from now until the second week of September. That more than covers the "30 days" alowed to dispute the measure.

Coincidence? Nope. Criminal connivance.

This reminds me of when the treasonous bankers got their Congressional whores to sneak through the unconstitutional Federal Reserve Act in December 1913, on the eve of Congress' Christmas vacation.

Though it's not quite comparable to the 1913 hijacking, this latest theft of U.S.-taxpayer dollars is an episode of gross malfeasance nonetheless.

The crafters and endorsers of this measure should be publicly named, cordoned, captured, tarred 'n' feathered, and tried for a litany of high crimes.

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