Friday, March 30, 2007

It's official: Abdullah's thumb's down (guest post by Uranus)

It's official. Lest there be a misunderstanding, King Abdullah has words, no mincing:

Saudi King: U.S. Occupation of Iraq “Illegitimate”
One of the Bush administration’s closest allies in the Middle East has issued his harshest words to date on the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Speaking at a meeting of Arab leaders in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia’s King Abdullah called the occupation “illegitimate.” Abdullah also called for an end to the U.S.-led boycott of the Palestinian government.

Saudi King Abdullah: “[Fatah and Hamas] succeeded in putting an end to their disputes and agreeing on a national unity government. In light of this positive develop, it is important to end this crippling blockade which has been imposed on the Palestinian people."

Abdullah’s comments come amid news he also turned down a state dinner at the White House for next month.

The neocons talked a lot about being the only ones with the ideas and about how they were the adults. But when it came to making their vision for the Middle East work, they've come up short again. That's because IT'S A STUPID PLAN. Maybe they'll listen to King Abdullah. They sure aren't listening to us.


noise said...

This could simply be an effort by the Sauds to reduce internal opposition. It's difficult to know what is really going on behind the scenes but one can usually guess that the interests of the US public and the Saudi public are not on the priority list. This is likely a squabble between the so called elites.

Sadly, you are probably right about the Saudis having more influence on the Bush administration than the Congress or the American public.

«—U®Anu§—» said...

This could be great news for peace advocates, assuming the U.S. and Israel don't attack Iran. Unfortunately, I don't see much evidence the Bushies care what King Abdullah or anybody else thinks. That we didn't oust Bush and Cheney, and won't I suppose, sets a terrible precedent.

«—U®Anu§—» said...

What precedent does it set, you ask? I have a big, flapping mouth and I'll tell you. What if Jeb Bush or someone like him is forcibly inserted into the White House like Dubya was, and what if he decided to invade Russia, or, still my beating heart, China. With the whole world demanding he not do it, he can now charge right in there with the sign-off from everyone in America. There won't be a thing anyone could do to stop him. Don't think it won't happen. When it comes to war, the neocons' slogan is the more the merrier. A radical and lasting shift in social ideology is the only thing that will wean the human race off war, thanks to an endless supply of stupid buttholes who want it.