Obama Buys Russian Helicopters for Muslim Military With American Money

They used to say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. But we didn’t know the true meaning of insanity until recently. Now the definition is tolerating a president who would preside over shenanigans like this:

To outfit Afghanistan’s security forces with new helicopters, the Pentagon bypassed U.S. companies and turned instead to Moscow for dozens of Russian Mi-17 rotorcraft at a cost of more than $1 billion.

Senior Pentagon officials assured skeptical members of Congress that the Defense Department had made the right call. They repeatedly cited a top-secret 2010 study they said named the Mi-17 as the superior choice.

Turns out the study told a very different story, according to unclassified excerpts obtained by The Associated Press.

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An American-made helicopter, the U.S. Army’s workhorse Chinook built by Boeing in Pennsylvania, was found to be “the most cost-effective single platform type fleet for the Afghan Air Force over a twenty year” period, according to the excerpts.

However, Boeing is on the outs with the hard left for standing up to unions. Obama has even used his Marxist National Labor Relations Board to prevent the company from opening new facilities.

The 63 Mi-17s are being acquired through a contract that was awarded without competition to Russia’s notoriously corrupt arms export agency Rosoboronexport.

[A]n internal Defense Contract Audit Agency document shows that the department could not conduct a comprehensive cost comparison because Rosoboronexport wouldn’t allow U.S. auditors to look at its books.

Now that is wacky.

Having troops in Afghanistan is also insane, considering that Obama said long ago he is not interested in victory, and that under his demented rules of engagement they are not there to fight but only to be killed. Afghanistan is a Muslim country, and the blood and treasure wasted there will not make it any less hostile to us when the troops finally leave by the end of next year.

Americans, some of whom could be building helicopters, are out of work thanks to Obama aggressively fueling unemployment with virtually every domestic policy. Meanwhile, he shovels our money at our Russian adversaries — who also supply military gear to the openly hostile regimes in Iran and Syria — as he lays waste to our Constitution.

To put up with all this we must truly be nuts.

On a tip from Steve A. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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