Tanks a Lot

Tanks a Lot

If George Bush needs a new job soon, he might try peddling hardware. He has already rung up one sale worth perhaps $4 billion. Responding to a letter from the President to the Emir, the Kuwaitis decided to buy 236 U.S.-built Abrams tanks instead of British Challengers. Granted, the circumstances were special. After Desert Storm, perhaps no nation is more anxious to retain American goodwill than Kuwait. And few gestures would win more presidential gratitude than a contract just before the election that will preserve 5,900 jobs in the vote-rich states of Michigan and Ohio.

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