Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Round-up on the race for Congress in the 10th District

by James Loewenstein from The Daily Review

U.S. Rep. Chris Carney (D-PA) and Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) have launched a bipartisan effort to make congressional approval of a proposed arms sale to Saudi Arabia dependent on the president's written certification to Congress that smart weapons sold to the Saudis could never be used against U.S. or allied forces in the region, according to a press release from Carney's office ... "If JDAM technology falls into the wrong hands, it could significantly harm U.S. forces in the region and undercut Israel's qualitative military edge," the Carney-Kirk letter says. "Any sale of JDAM technology to Saudi Arabia must come with guarantees backed by strict conditions notified to Congress followed by regular reporting, tight congressional oversight and intense consultations with our ally Israel."

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