Thursday, September 07, 2006

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.

20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are chummy with the saudis because you libs wont let us drill for oil, wont let us build new refineries and wont let us put up windmills in cape cod. Stop asking stupi questions.

8:55 AM  
Anonymous Dave G. said...

We are chummy with the saudis because you libs wont let us drill for oil, wont let us build new refineries and wont let us put up windmills in cape cod.

Waaaah, waaaah, you won't let us, mommy. Do you have a brain?

I need some more coherent trolls on this board, stat!

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Virginia Dare said...

O.I.L.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, but ... are we just going to forever pretend that the Saudis don't have a role in terrorism?

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Virginia Dare said...

It appears so, yes...

remember that the Saudi government successfully lobbied to have parts of the 9/11 Commission report redacted. Think about that. A foreign government lobbies to redact portions of a report commissioned by the U.S. Congress.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Old Crusoe said...

'Cuz they're our oil daddies.
And we treat our oil daddies real good.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous bluestateguy said...

That should be order of business number one in a Democratic Admin.
Cut off all relations with Saudi Arabia.

We can get the additional oil we need from Venezuela, by apologizing to Hugo Chavez and offering his country our friendship.

11:39 AM  
Anonymous OwnedByFerrets said...

Because they own so much of our debt?

11:40 AM  
Anonymous alyce douglas said...

OIL and a deep connection between the Bush Crime Family and the Saudis. Interesting how terrorist just stick together huh? Bush Crime Family and the Saudis.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous RethugAssKicker said...

Our Corporations make Ga-BILLIONS$$$ from Saudi Arabia...

They're not going to mess with that!... We spent 20 years creating that GOLD MINE in the desert. We're going to milk it for all its got !

11:40 AM  
Anonymous blm said...

House of Saud and House of Bush RUN our country thru our media and the WH.

They control both.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous liberalmike27 said...

Yea just like our media pretends the Bush's aren't just the best buddies with the Saudi royals, just like the media seems to obfuscate the role of the Bush family in the defense industries, going way back to Sam Bush, who was on the war aquisitions board way back in WWII. The Bush family learned early that there was big money in weapons' sales.

Some things we just won't hear about. I always say, while the media is anything but liberal, the biggest way that it skews the news, and Americans' perceptions is by obfuscation. Wouldn't it have been nice if we'd seen a bit of Bush family history during the election, so we'd know exactly who we were dealing with? Yea, that'd have been nice.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave G.
Do you ever get into a educated debate or are you always such a dumb shmuck? What I listed above is true and factual. Its obvious it is way over your head or you would make some stronger comments.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous alias: "cutiepie" johnson said...

because you libs wont let us drill for oil, wont let us build new refineries and wont let us put up windmills in cape cod. >>

By "us" do you mean the U.S. government, or are you representing big oil companies, or are they one in the same?

When government and corporate needs are equal, that's the definition of fascism, isn't it?

By the way, last time I checked, Saudi Arabia wasn't the only foreign country that could supply oil to us. Forget the lie that the Iraq War would pay for itself in oil revenue -- how about we improve gas mileage to reduce dependency? Or is that too "liberal" a concept?

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Dave G. said...

Do you ever get into a educated debate or are you always such a dumb shmuck? What I listed above is true and factual.

Factual and true? Educated debate? Your "facts" seem to be blathering on about the liberals "not letting us do everything we want." You post no facts, no nothing, just a rant, and you come at me about facts? Hello?

Note to site administrator: please supply better trolls.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous GoreFriend said...

Dont you just hate how we let those Saudis just come into the country and all those terrorists who hijacked all those planes came from there. If Gore was presidenht he would have done something. Bush just sits on his hands, and does nothing. And now, he hasd let all those guys free and they are going to have trials like regular guys. Gore would have not let the supreme court tell him what to do. gore is a real american.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave,

Can we drill in ANWAR?

When was the last time a refinery was built?

Do the Kennedys want windmills in the cape?

Do environmental activists want nuclear power?

Answer please.

3:05 PM  
Anonymous texaslady said...

Have you not heard we are drilling in Wyoming. And check out how dirty the water is in Corpus Christi from the oil being drawn from the Gulf. Oh, excuse me that is not we, meaning the public that is Shell, Halliburton, Exxon.
America has the oil, but Bush will not go against those who bailed him out of his business blunders.

He owes the Saudis BIG TIME and you and me the taxpayer will pay and pay and pay etc.

We in Texas are ashamed of this corrupt, evil, fraudulent office holder. I refuse to honor him with the title he does not merit.

4:05 PM  
Anonymous LSparkle said...

Why indeed ... I'm reading "House of *, House of Saud" and it is pissing me off ROYALLY that we still consider these people our "special friends."

They (and their ESPECIALLY close ties to the BFEE) are at the root of all our current troubles (9/11, et al.).

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Walter F. Wouk said...

Anonymous is synonymous with cowardice.

9:03 AM  

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