"This sixty-seven page decision boils down to the fact that the Air Force ran a tanker competition that was neither transparent nor fair.
"The GAO found that the Airbus plane failed to meet minimum requirements and should not even have been eligible to win the contract.
"The GAO's analysis finds that the Air Force's decision was based on an 'unrealistic' and 'unreasonable' process. Any suggestion that the Pentagon can move forward without addressing these issues is simply unbelievable.
"There is no doubt that the tanker decision was fatally flawed from the outset. This was either due to incompetence or impropriety. In either case, this contract must be quickly rebid to ensure our warfighters don't pay the price for these mistakes."