Saturday, June 28, 2008
"Here's a quick geopolitical quiz: What country is three times the size of Texas and has more than 300 days of blazing sun a year? What country has the world's largest oil reserves resting below miles upon miles of sand? And what country is being given nuclear power, not solar, by President George W. Bush? ... Last month ... Condoleezza Rice was in Saudi Arabia [SA] signing away ... nuclear technology. ... [SA's] interest in nuclear technology can only be explained by the dangerous politics of the Middle East. [SA], a champion of and kingpin of the Sunni Arab world, is deeply threatened by the rise of Shiite-ruled Iran. ... By signing this agreement with the U.S., [SA] is warning Iran that two can play the nuclear game. ... Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman shrugged off concerns about potential Saudi misuse of nuclear assistance for a weapons program, saying simply: 'I presume that the president has a good deal of confidence in the King and the leadership of [SA],'" Edward Markey (EM) at the WSJ, 10 June 2008.
Bush should stop fiddling around and give Israel the green light to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities with whatever help it needs. Then Israel can portray itself as the defender of Sunni Islam. I suspect SA has been pushing Israel to attack Iran for years. Who knows? If the attack is suceessful and SA feels safe, SA may recognize Israel and the Middle Eastern mess can begin cleaning itself up. I can't believe SA feels more threatened by Israel than Iran. Aren't you comforted by Bush's "confidence in the King"? Isn't Bush the guy who looked into Putin's soul and liked what he saw?