I was just on MSNBC news debating the Saudi bombings with Samer Shehata of Georgetown University. Shehata’s only answer to the question of whether Saudi Arabia is our friend or foe is that America has an interest in Saudi Arabia. When I pointed out the Saudis utter refusal to cooperate in the investigation of the Khobar Towers bombing, and their spiriting many suspected of terrorism involvement out of the U.S. right after 9-11, he accused me of being ignorant of history and having a political agenda. The Saudis’ amen chorus is at top volume and production. Anyone who is satisfied with their obfuscations and falsifications should be ashamed of himself.
The President got it right when he promised that the Monday bombers would be brought to American justice. There’s absolutely no reason to trust the Saudis in this or any other case.