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The Saudis Respond

From a reader:

Jonah:

I enjoyed your “What’s Wrong with the Arab World?”

I forwarded it to the Saudi embassy in Washington and received this simply response: “Is Goldberg really that racist?”

I have e-mailed the Saudi embassy several times since September 11, 2001, and have asked fair but tough questions. Each time I have received a smart-ass and unsigned response (which I find odd for an unfit that is supposed to be practicing diplomacy). Perhaps you and some others at NR could have some fun by asking the Saudi embassy fair but sensitive questions (e.g., Why isn’t the royal family upset over Syria’s occupation of Lebanon?). I think your readers would find a column that includes the responses quite interesting.

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