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The F-22 "Raptor" has long been regarded as a tremendous potential asset in any Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, given its ability to penetrate even the most sophisticated radar and other defense systems.
Officials reportedly brought up the possibility of a repeal of the sales ban in meetings at the White House during Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's trip to Washington this week, though his aides declined to confirm the details of the conversations.
"I'm a strong supporter of Israel getting all the material and equipment they need," said Berman, a California Democrat who assumed the chairmanship after the death of Tom Lantos earlier this year. In terms of dropping the ban on F-22 sales, he said, "I certainly would look at it."
Originally posted by Shamanator
Won't happen Isreal is pressing for it no doubt but selling it to them would be the equivalent of just handing them to china.
I don't think Isreal could even be trusted with the F35 myself and would be against them getting even a cheapened export version of that.
If anyone should be sold the F22's it's Georgia they need them more.