[FoRK] interesting times

Joseph S. Barrera III < joe at barrera.org > on > Wed Dec 13 14:31:59 PST 2006

Corinna wrote:

>  Notice this part from the NYT. Sounds like the Saudis are attempting
>  to bribe the US to stay in Iraq: The Saudi ambassador to the United
>  States, Prince Turki al-Faisal, who told his staff on Monday that he
>  was resigning his post, recently fired Nawaf Obaid, a consultant who
>  wrote an opinion piece in The Washington Post two weeks ago
>  contending that “one of the first consequences” of an American
>  pullout of Iraq would “be massive Saudi intervention to stop
>  Iranian-backed Shiite militias from butchering Iraqi Sunnis.”

I don't think that's called a "bribe" -- I think that's "extortion."

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