Saudis reportedly funding Iraqi Sunnis
Private Saudi citizens are giving millions of dollars to Sunni insurgents in Iraq and much of the money is used to buy weapons, including shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles, according to key Iraqi officials and others familiar with the flow of cash.
Saudis are already funding the insurgents in Iraq. Should this surprise anyone considering most of the hijackers on 9-11 were Saudis?
And, of course, remember this:
Last week, a Saudi who headed a security consulting group close to the Saudi government, Nawaf Obaid, wrote in the Washington Post that Saudi Arabia would use money, oil and support for Sunnis to thwart Iranian efforts to dominate Iraq if American troops pulled out. The Saudi government denied the report and fired Obaid.
Of course the Saudis would offer to help the Sunni Arabs in Iraq if the USA pulled out. Just an opportunity for the Saudis to make their unofficial policy official. Ya think? And Mr. Bush wants the US military to remain in Iraq for... FOR WHAT?
For the Iraq insurgents' target practice.
What a fucking sad-sack piece of shit president.
Scarce at MLN points out that even GOP politicians with a half-a-fucking-clue are begining to get the point.
In an emotional speech on the Senate floor Thursday night, Sen Gordon Smith, a moderate Republican from Oregon who has been a supporter of the war in Iraq, said the U.S. military's "tactics have failed" and he "cannot support that anymore."
Smith said he is at, "the end of my rope when it comes to supporting a policy that has our soldiers patrolling the same streets in the same way, being blown up the same bombs, day after day.
"That is absurd," he said. "It may even be criminal."
The fact that Gordon Smith is up for re-election in 2008 says it all about why the GOP were swept out of Congress on November 7th. Even the GOP cannot continue to ignore this reality:
Americans voted to get us the fuck out of Iraq.
If you are a politician you better learn that lesson well if you ever hope to get elected OR re-elected.