The best allies money can buy
From the Chicago Tribune
“U.S. woos war allies with cash, weapons
Iraq’s neighbors swap staging sites for billions in aid
The coalition of the willing, said security analyst Loren Thompson, “is really a coalition of the bought off.”
They also say the U.S. policy of trading arms for support may serve to fuel regional conflicts with a wave of modern and highly effective weaponry.
“Who your friends are today may not be your friends tomorrow,” said Rachel Stohl, a senior analyst with the Center for Defense Information in Washington.”
Like, oh, Saddam and bin Laden, to name a few former allies we gave much weaponry to.