The Air Force says EADS’s tanker is better than Boeing’s. I believe them. It would be reckless to choose an inferior product given the likely protest from the loser and what happened in 2004.Which of course, is immediately followed by something stupid:
But while getting the best plane for the least money is essential, when it awards contracts, the Pentagon should be able to consider their effect on the political landscape, because that landscape drives future contracts.First: Like politics never happens already? (Funny!)
Second: Are you sure you are a Libertarian Mr. Friedman?
I may destroy the pieces that tankerbog selected for their spin later. Right now I have better things to do.
In the meantime, enjoy Richard Aboulafia's thoughts on the situation, as they are far more lively and cogent than the CATO piece.