The Pentagon accidentally sold to the public more than a thousand aircraft parts that could be used on the F-14 fighter jet -- a plane flown only by Iran -- after saying it had halted such sales, government investigators say.If only Iran flies that plane, you can be sure they got some of those parts. Now, if we took the Bush Administration lies about Iran at face value, we would have to conclude that Bush Administration ineptitude has us arming the enemy. Once again, even on their own terms, this Administration is a staggering failure.
In a report obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, says the Defense Department has greatly improved security in its surplus sales program to prevent the improper selling of sensitive items.
However, GAO investigators found that roughly 1,400 parts that could be used on F-14 "Tomcat" fighter jets were sold to the public in February. That occurred after the Pentagon announced it had suspended sales of all parts that could be used on the Tomcat while it reviewed security concerns.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007