The AP released an article today reporting that “U.S. exports to grew more than tenfold during President Bush’s years in office.” The top export was cigarettes but they also included “brassieres, bull semen, cosmetics, fur clothing, sculptures, perfume, musical instruments and possibly even weapons.” Here’s how it breaks down by state.
But here’s the real bombshell:
Sanctions are intended in part to frustrate Iran’s efforts to build its military, but the U.S. government’s own figures show at least $148,000 worth of unspecified weapons and other military gear were exported from the United States to Iran during Bush’s time in office. That includes $106,635 in military rifles and $8,760 in rifle parts and accessories shipped in 2004, the data shows.
If the US can’t even get a handle on what it sells to Iran, how does it expect other countries to do so? I can’t wait till Bill O’Reilly gets ahold of this.