Friday, November 16, 2007

Bush Family Good Friends: The Barbaric Saudis

The Bush Family and the House of Saud go way back. We recall George W. holding hands with Prince Abdullah walking into their meeting back in 2005. Charming photo.

The Christian Science Monitor said of the photo, "Symbolic hand-clasp between Bush and Saudi prince showcases solidarity, especially on oil policy."

Oil policy. $95 dollars a barrel. $3.19 at the pump. Solidarity for sure.

Today we read that in Saudi Arabia a woman who was gang-raped was sentenced to 200 lashes and six-months in jail. When she appealed, judges doubled her sentence, saying she had been trying to use the media to influence them.

Bringing democracy to Iraq, Mr. Bush? Try bringing it to your hand-holding buddy first.

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