Nothing sends a positive, affirmative messaage moreso than a $20B weapons deal.
We are about freedom?
Yet, we continue to turn a blind eye to Saudi Arabia and their treatment of women. Saudi Arabia is about as Democratic as Iraq was under Hussein.
Nothing counters regional threats (from Iran) like supplying the other side with huge amounts of weaponry. Assuming Iran is a rational actor (which, would be assuming too much), this is going to go over like a Lead Zeppelin.
When we do finally pull out of Iraq, the Middle East is going to be VERY interesting in terms of the subsequent months after. Iran is positioning itself. Saudi Arabia is doing the same. And in the middle of this, Israel stands.
But I am an equal opportunity basher.
I fully believe the Democrats can **** this up more if they try.