Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Iraq diverts F-16 budget for food rations to feed the poor

With an eye on protests partially inspired by recent uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, Iraq has postponed the planned purchase of 18 F-16 fighter planes from the United States and diverted the funds to feeding the poor. Iraq has been offered Block 52 versions of the F-16 in a US$3 billion package.

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