Bush: "America Makes No Distinction" Between Terrorists And Those Who Support Them. So Why Are We Still Chummy With Saudi Arabia?
President Bush said Tuesday, “America makes no distinction between those who commit acts of terror, and those that harbor and support them, because they’re equally guilty of murder.”
Does that include Saudi Arabia?
Back in January, the Los Angeles Times reported that Saudi Arabia has not yet cracked down on terrorism.
In that report, the Times noted:
-- The kingdom has not met its promises to help prevent the spread of terrorism or curb the flow of money from Saudis to terrorist cells around the world, according to U.S. and other officials.
-- U.S. counter-terrorism and intelligence officials confirm an aggressive role by Saudi fighters in the insurgency in Iraq.
-- Some of the Saudis now in Iraq have been trained in explosives and guerrilla warfare by Al Qaeda cells in their homeland, while others are gaining the experience in Iraq and using it in attacks on U.S. troops and other Westerners.
And let's not forget, of course, that 15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers are Saudi. And Osama Bin Laden and several other Al Qaeda leaders are Saudi.
Seems that qualifies, and yet, the U.S. isn't calling the Saudis "murderers." As the photo shows, we're still very chummy with the Kingdom.