January 15, 2016 1:26 am -


Carly Fiorina has shown her lack of knowledge on Mideast foreign policy in Thursday night’s debate.

An April story in the New York Times indicates otherwise. The story, written by reporters Mark Mazzietti and Helene Cooper, points out that the arms trade between U.S. contractors and Middle East allies like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates is booming — so much so that officials fear it is fueling a dangerous arms race in the region…

During the debate, Fiorina listed a series of U.S. allies in the Middle East and said she “knows virtually all” of their leaders.

“They have asked us for very specific kinds of support,” Fiorina said. “Bombs, materiel, arms, intelligence. We are not providing any of it today. I will provide all of it.”

According to the Guardian, countries considered U.S. allies in the Middle East are indeed demanding weapons — but it’s not because they are not getting them. It’s because they are using them. Saudi Arabia has become the world’s largest weapon importer and fourth largest military spender.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.