The specter of Iran is being held up as one reason that we should carry out the sale.
Some believe the bombs could be used in a strike against Iran’s fortified, underground nuclear facilities.The United States is already minding far too many other countries' business. With a huge outcry from American voters, the Establishment seems to be looking for a way to offload some of that responsibility.
“It is vital to the U.S. national interests to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability,” the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement.
The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday that the bombs “would likely be used in the event of a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.”
Israel, with its own nuclear arsenal, already has enough ability to keep Iran in check. Even with the crazy Ahmadinejad, who is almost universally reviled in his own country, the chances of Iran foisting an attack on even Israel are very slim.
With the Bush Doctrine of preemption, the chances of Iran getting attacked by the US--or by our little-brother surrogate--are much more likely.
There is some speculation that if Israel were going to attack Iran it would do so after the U.S. elections in November and before the inauguration in January.All the more reason not to sell bunker busters to Israel.