Secretary of State Rice admitted the recent arms deals costing billions of dollars with Saudi Arabia, the Gulf states, Egypt, and Israel were aimed at thwarting the power of Iran which she claims is the main destabilizer of the region. Of course, Iran has just responded by signing an arms deal with Russia which provides for the sale of hundreds of jet plans.
There is something flawed in the Bush/Rice logic. Iran has not created chaos in the region, it was American policy in Iraq which created turmoil. Does anyone really believe the Saudi Arabian army or air force could successfully fight against Iran? This is fantasy thinking. A more logical policy would be to reduce the sale of arms and encourage nations to work for cooperation. As long as the mad war in Iraq continues, turmoil and chaos will reign in the region.