Our Friends the Saudis Still Hold U.S. Citizens Hostage

(Wall Street Journal) William McGurn - "Any American woman in Saudi Arabia who wants to leave will be free to do so," said Prince Saud al-Faisal on Sunday in Jeddah to a U.S. congressional delegation. But though American women may now, in theory, be allowed to leave (the prince said nothing about their children), not a single American is in fact getting out. At a time when the Saudis are desperate to improve their image in the U.S., and spending millions to do so, their continuing failure to produce tangible results on something so obviously in their interests is not a happy sign that this is a regime willing to take on the Wahhabi view of the United States.

2002-09-04 00:00:00

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