This administration has a unique ability to turn friends into enemies, assist our enemies and fuck this nation all at once. Even if we *do* bomb Iran, given our fiasco in Iraq, W will still be on both Iran's and Bin Landin's MVP list.
Via Foreign Policy
Saudis’ Role in Iraq Frustrates U.S. Officials — NYT, July 28
Bush administration officials are voicing increasing anger at what they say has been Saudi Arabia’s counterproductive role in the Iraq war. They say that beyond regarding Mr. Maliki as an Iranian agent, the Saudis have offered financial support to Sunni groups in Iraq. Of an estimated 60 to 80 foreign fighters who enter Iraq each month, American military and intelligence officials say that nearly half are coming from Saudi Arabia and that the Saudis have not done enough to stem the flow.
U.S. Set to Offer Huge Arms Deal to Saudi Arabia — NYT, July 29
In talks about the package, the administration has not sought specific assurances from Saudi Arabia that it would be more supportive of the American effort in Iraq as a condition of receiving the arms package, the officials said.