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U.S. should let Taiwan buy F-16 fighter jet
Star Telegram ^ | Jan. 30, 2012 | J.R. Labbe

Posted on 01/30/2012 9:52:22 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki

U.S. should let Taiwan buy F-16 fighter jet

Vice President Joe Biden is in Fort Worth today for two private fundraising events for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.

Given that Tarrant County ranks second only to Orange County, Calif., for its deep-red Republican hue, there probably wasn't a need to book the convention center.

That's not to say this slice of Texas is devoid of elected Democrats. State Sen. Wendy Davis and state Reps. Marc Veasey and Lon Burnam have all garnered a headline now and then for their work in Austin.

Of course, Veasey hopes to have an opportunity to see the vice president more often if the congressional redistricting maps align in his direction. Veasey has filed to run for the new U.S. House District 33 seat.

But future Biden sightings in the Capitol also depend on the November presidential election. Veasey may make it to D.C. about the same time Obama and Biden move out.

One way the vice president might be able to put a few more votes in his win column is to announce that the administration has approved the sale of new F-16s to our nation's longtime ally Taiwan.

Lots of folks on the Lockheed Martin production line would cheer that decision. With more than 4,000 direct and 12,000 indirect jobs, workers who would be able to support themselves and their families for the next five years would be downright giddy from the announcement. So would lots of men and women in

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; china; f16; taiwan

1 posted on 01/30/2012 9:52:25 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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Thanks sukhoi-30mki.


2 posted on 02/04/2012 4:53:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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