- October 7, 2011
Reading this article just really showed his true colors and the deceit he has for America and free society.
Apparently America has too many jobs so Obama will be spending taxpayer money to support Russiaâ€™s defense industry on behalf of Afghanistan. And heâ€™s doing so over the bipartisan objections of Congress from both the right and left and a ban on buying them written into the NDAA.
Obama Overrides Congress to Buy $690 Million Worth of Russian Choppers for Afghan Air Force | FrontPage MagazineThe US Department of Defense said Thursday it plans to sidestep a Congressional ban to purchase 30 helicopters from Russian state-owned defense firm Rosoboronexport, despite objections from US lawmakers who allege that the firm has equipped the Syrian government to commit brutal crimes against civilians.
The 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, approved by Congress last year, includes an amendment that prohibits financial contracts between the United States and Rosoboronexport, except when the Secretary of Defense determines that such arrangements are in the interest of national security.
The contract totals $690 million, most of which would go to the Russian arms maker, he added.