I guess we haven't learned anything.
This is not a good idea--it's a bad idea. It's badong.
"Israel is concerned that the Bush administration’s ambitions for an American-Israeli-Sunni coalition allied against Iran may never materialize, or that there could be a revolution in Saudi Arabia that would leave the mostly American-made Saudi arsenal in the hands of militant Islamists."
I just don't get it. Not only do we have to have a specific bill to prevent the incidental arming of Iran, but our experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan haven't taught us the danger of selling weapons to ambiguous allies like Saudi Arabia. (15 of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi Arabian.) It must be that the people profiting from the sale of the weapons will never be the people who get shot at with them.