Bush is looking for carte blanche to give money to foreign regimes regardless of their human rights record or past military misdeeds. On one hand, I think that we should give governments the opportunity to turn over a new leaf, but on the other hand I don’t want to see us selling guns and ammo to repressive regimes that they can use to murder their own citizens. Let’s not forget that one of the reasons we’re widely despised in the Middle East is that we provide military aid to Israel and that many of the weapons used against the Palestinians are made in the USA. By the way, let me just say that Patrick Leahy has been the most statesmanlike figure in the US government since the attack.