President Bush was tap dancing, almost literally, in Saudi Arabia — the country that hatched 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 and yet is ticked off at the detention of Saudi citizens at Gitmo.

The tragi-comic nature of leaders of a country that chops limbs off those accused of crimes after makeshift trials, embraces “honor killings” and beheads based on confessions given during torture sessions weeping over shaky at best allegations of human rights abuses by the U.S. aside, the Bush trip seems to have been a disaster — mostly because Bush came off looking like an imploding powderpuff instead of the “you’re either with us or against us” cowboy from years back.

Bush, who left Saudi Arabia today, asked the Saudis to increase oil production so the increased supply would help drive down gas prices. The Saudis said no.

So hey, with that out of the way, might as well do a sword dance with King Abdullah bin Abdel-Aziz.



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