King of Bahrain and Petraeus -
Rafale military fighter = "yesterday's technology".
cable 09MANAMA642, GENERAL PETRAEUS WITH KING HAMAD: IRAQ
5.(S/NF) BAHRAIN AIR SHOW AND NUCLEAR ENERGY: King Hamad asked General Petraeus for his help in encouraging U.S. aircraft manufacturers to participate in the inaugural Bahrain Air Show, scheduled for January 2010. He said that France was pushing the Rafale and would be there in force, although he agreed with Petraeus that the French fighter was yesterday's technology.