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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-12-03 06:37 PM
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25. Kerry: Winning War on Terror Requires Reconsideration of Saudi Alliance
Winning War on Terror Requires Reconsideration of Saudi Alliance

By John Kerry

More than a year after the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Saudi interior minister, Prince Nayef, told an Arab media outlet that he thought "the Jews" were responsible for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

When a senior member of the Saudi ruling family its top law enforcement officer responsible for tracking down terrorists promotes wild, antisemitic conspiracy theories to explain away the September 11 attacks, it is time for America to look seriously at our relationship with Saudi Arabia and its reliability as an ally against terrorism.

The war on terrorism requires unprecedented cooperation and diplomacy among the global community especially among countries in the Middle East. But America cannot afford to hold its nose and play nice with a country whose actions often speak louder than its words when it comes to fighting terrorism. It's time to put the American-Saudi relationship on a frank and balanced basis. Not surprisingly, the Saudi-friendly Bush administration has failed to get this point.

Saudi Arabia's role in financing terrorism is well-documented. A report published by the Council on Foreign Relations tells us that "For years, individuals and charities based in Saudi Arabia have been the most important source of funds for Al Qaeda. And for years, Saudi officials have turned a blind eye to this problem."

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http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.12.12/oped1.html

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