Friday, May 14, 2010

Obama asks Congress for $205 million to upgrade Israeli missile defenses

I wonder how many teachers could be saved from unemployment with that $205 million. What's wrong with this picture? EVERYTHING. But I guess I'm just an anti-Semite because I wish for my country not to be bankrupted because our foreign policy is in large part based on the defense of another country 10,000 miles away.

    Raw Story -

    President Barack Obama has asked Congress to approve 205 million dollars to help Israel deploy an anti-missile defense system, the White House said Thursday.

    "The president recognizes the threat missiles and rockets fired by Hamas and Hezbollah pose to Israelis, and has therefore decided to seek funding from Congress to support the production of Israel's short range rocket defense system called Iron Dome," White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said.

    Israel completed tests in January on its Iron Dome anti-missile system, designed to intercept short-range rockets and artillery shells fired at Israel by Hamas and Hezbollah.

    The next phase in its development is to integrate it into the army. Israel hopes the system will provide it with a means to deal with rocket fire from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and from Lebanon.

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