|As you know, the Saudis are trying to cover their ass on those censored 28 pages- methinks W is hanging them out to dry thru speculation. here are David Frum's thoughts (from national review):
JUL. 29, 2003: WHAT WILL THEY SAY?
The 28 pages
Well that is broadminded: A massive congressional investigation finds evidence that important members of the Saudi elite are implicated in the 9/11 attacks ? and the Saudi Foreign Minister is granted a meeting with the president to complain about Congress? temerity.
But what would be said at such a meeting? I assume the Saudis know better than to try to convince the president of their innocence: after all, he knows what Congress knows, and more. Will the foreign minister convey apologies? Pledges of further cooperation against al Qaeda? Or will he promise to right other wrongs: To undo the Saudi funding of the Pakistani nuclear program? To halt the prosyletizing for extremist Islam? To compensate the British and Canadian fall guys the Saudis arrested and tortured in order to avoid acknowledging Islamic terrorism within the kingdom? To halt their support for Hamas? terrorism against Israel?
And what will the president say? That I can? t guess. But let?s hope there is no more of nauseating after-the-fact spinmanship by the State Department ? those were the guys, you?ll remember, responsible for that nauseating story about how President Bush was worried whether Crown Prince Abdullah believed in his ?sincerity.? The sincerest thing Bush could say to these two-faced friends would be one of his trademarked Texanisms: ?We?ll fix you later.?
swhitebull - time to Hang em High!!