Are the Saudis the Enemy?

(New York Times) Nicholas D. Kristof - Osama bin Laden succeeded magnificently in at least one of his goals: creating a rift between the United States and Saudi Arabia. A poll released this month found that 87 percent of Saudis have an unfavorable view of the United States. It's absurd to imagine the Saudi government intentionally promoting people like Osama bin Laden when Osama's first target was the Saudi royal family itself. To my ear the harsh denunciations of Saudi Arabia as a terrorist state sound as unbalanced as the conspiratorial ravings of Saudi fundamentalists themselves.

2002-10-22 00:00:00

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