Wednesday, July 18, 2007

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Dry Bones cartoon: Political correctness requires that the Saudis be regarded as America's friend.
The following is reported in The Times of India:
"Although the United States has been accusing Syria and Iran of helping insurgents in Iraq, it is the Washington ally Saudi Arabia which is the largest source of foreign insurgents in the war-torn country.

About 45 per cent of all foreign militants targeting US security forces and Iraqi civilians are from Saudi Arabia, compared with 15 per cent from Syria and Lebanon, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday.

Nearly half of the 135 foreigners in US detention facilities in Iraq are Saudis, the paper quoted a senior US military officer as saying.

The paper said that this has left the US military in the awkward position of 'battling an enemy whose top source of foreign fighters is a key ally that at best has not been able to prevent its citizens from undertaking bloody attacks in Iraq, and shares complicity in sending extremists to commit attacks against US forces, Iraqi civilians and the Shia-led government in Baghdad'." -more

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