Even for an administration that has set the standard for criminal incompetence, their latest great idea â€” selling $20 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia and five other Persian Gulf countries â€” only makes sense toÂ arms dealers who will rake in the profits and rapture freaks who rightfully see this as the fast lane to the global apocalypse of their dreams.
The fact that the Iraq fiasco has demonstrated beyond question that Bush-Cheney have zero understanding of the way things work in the Middle East should count for something in a sane world. Or in a functioning democracy.
But America is neither, and free market capitalism rules the day, so after some mild dithering from a handful of timid Dems, rest assured the deal will go through and we will ship massive arsenals into a region that is just one tiny provocation or simple misunderstanding away from all-out war.
And of course, all of this is added to a policy that forbids respectful conversations or negotiations with those we’ve declared “evil,” or that the supposed evils of the Iranians and Syrians are more than surpassed by the actual evils of the Saudis.
Only one question remains: can the world survive 18 more months of these fools?