Am I getting paranoid?
According to Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11", the Saudi's are the Americans favourite friends. If the Feds are investigating BAE you can bet your life there is some ulterior motive behind this.
Perhaps getting rid of BAE will pave the way for a US-Saudi arms deal in the future to the detriment of the British arms industry?
Maybe someone in the Whitehouse Administration is none too happy about the intended takeover bid by BAE of Armor Holdings and such an investigation could well scupper the attempt?
Maybe Mr Brown will look to sleeping with our European neighbours a bit more than Mr Blair who seems to be inclined to hop into the American bed at no more than a wave from the Whitehouse?
Oh dear, this conspiracy theorising is doing my head in.