The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Sale of the Century

The days of 21st century Republican rule have given rise to more implausible answers to the question "How stupid can they be?" than any other period in my life, and we've already got a pile big enough to make Mr. Whoopee seem OCD. (Does anyone even get that?) But here's another one anyway.

So it seems that the United States is going to send an additional $30.4 billion worth of military aid to Israel so that the Israelis stop complaining about the $20 billion in "advanced weaponry" that we're trying to sell Saudi Arabia, a country that seems to be offering considerable support to Sunni insurgents in Iraq.

Sweet! We get to have our cake and eat it, too! And it's only costing us taxpayers 10.4 billion dollars! Still, it would be nice to work for a defense contractor. Those lucky bastards get to divvy up another $50 billion. Man, the janitors at those places must be millionaires. I bet they even sweep with solid gold brooms...