American officials said Friday that the Bush administration is rushing a delivery of precisionguided bombs to Israel, which requested the expedited shipment last week.
The decision to quickly ship the weapons to Israel was made with relatively little debate within the Bush administration, the officials said. The shipment’s disclosure threatens to anger Arab governments and others because of the appearance that the United States is actively aiding the Israeli bombing campaign in a way that could be compared to Iran’s efforts to arm and resupply Hezbollah.
The new American arms shipment to Israel was not announced publicly, and the officials who described the administration’s decision to rush the munitions to Israel would discuss it only after being promised anonymity.
Saturday, July 22, 2006
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