Wednesday, August 20, 2008

U.S. Draws a Line

Don't let the U.S. media get wind of this, but it seems like the Federal government has actually turned down a military purchase order from Israel.
During his most recent visit to the US earlier this month, Defense Minister Ehud Barak requested that America sell the IAF several Boeing 767 refueling planes. However, the White House refused, as it was not prepared to seem as though it was aiding a potential attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, the report, which could not be confirmed by The Jerusalem Post, stated.
This is a small step in the right direction. Defending Israel is an imperative for the U.S., but that doesn't mean the Jewish state gets a blank check for military action.

Hat tip to Drudge.

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