In my previous post I suggested that President Bush could be in the Middle East to further national interest.
At this opening of an Economic crisis, it appears that sighing off a deal or two wouldn’t go a miss… Accordingly, whilst on tour, an offer was made to the gulf governments for $20 Billion US dollars for arms to defend/prepare/waste against the Iranians.
Given that it seems the US economy is not likely to restore order to the world economics, the next year will tell whether or not it is the increase in Chinese domestic spending which pulls the US out of a spiraling recession.
What nation wouldn’t resort to reconciling with a people who it couldn’t agree with on social, economic, political and human rights levels to stem an economic hemorrhage.
It really begs the question: What would Saudi Arabia do with precision guided bombs and patriot missiles? Maybe they could collect some dust, like the majority of other weapons they like to buy from the US. “mmmmm, lost of surfass areeeaaa, like our oder weaponz in storage. Misterrrrr Bushhh, vee haff a deeel! Do you take cash, cheque or camel?”