August 27, 2002

Bush Pressures Bandar, and ...

Bush Pressures Bandar, and We Hear About it: No, that's not a typo. From the AP story:

In an hourlong session with Saudi ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Bush eration with the kingdom for failing to meet its commitment to provide financial assistance to the new government in Afghanistan.

Bush also cited "crying humanitarian concerns" as he accused the kingdom of dragging its feet in response to children abducted from the United States to Saudi Arabia. [...]

Bush specifically raised the case of Amjad Radwam, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen who was not allowed to leave Saudi Arabia with her mother, Monica Stowers, in 1985. Conservatives have been pressuring Bush to do more for Stowers and mothers like her.

That's encouraging. Kudos to Congress (especially Dan Burton's committee) and certain media outlets (especially the National Review), for shedding sunlight and applying pressure on these issues.

Posted by at August 27, 2002 04:36 PM
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Let's not forget the efforts of Best of the Web Today at the WSJ.

Posted by: Howard Owens at August 28, 2002 12:11 PM

Guess those who thought Bush was kow-towing to the SA were not quite as correct as they thought.

I also liked ''Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who sent his own troops against Iraq a decade ago as part of the U.S.-led Gulf War, said Tuesday that if the United States hits Iraq, no Arab ruler would be able "to curb popular sentiments. There might be repercussions and we fear a state of disorder and chaos."

Yeah, like overthrowing their owners - oops, rulers. If we stick it out in Afghanistan (and perhaps Iraq) until new government can stand on it own feet,even if it takes five years or so, the governments of much of the Arab world will rightly fear uprisings.

Posted by: John Anderson at August 30, 2002 07:41 PM
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s="date">August 27, 2002

Bush Pressures Bandar, and ...

Bush Pressures Bandar, and We Hear About it: No, that's not a typo. From the AP story:

In an hourlong session with Saudi ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Bush expressed exasperation with the kingdom for failing to meet its commitment to provide financial assistance to the new government in Afghanistan.

Bush also cited "crying humanitarian concerns" as he accused the kingdom of dragging its feet in response to children abducted from the United States to Saudi Arabia. [...]

Bush specifically raised the case of Amjad Radwam, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen who was not allowed to leave Saudi Arabia with her mother, Monica Stowers, in 1985. Conservatives have been pressuring Bush to do more for Stowers and mothers like her.

That's encouraging. Kudos to Congress (especially Dan Burton's committee) and certain media outlets (especially the National Review), for shedding sunlight and applying pressure on these issues.

Posted by at August 27, 2002 04:36 PM
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Let's not forget the efforts of Best of the Web Today at the WSJ.

Posted by: Howard Owens at August 28, 2002 12:11 PM

Guess those who thought Bush was kow-towing to the SA were not quite as correct as they thought.

I also liked ''Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who sent his own troops against Iraq a decade ago as part of the U.S.-led Gulf War, said Tuesday that if the United States hits Iraq, no Arab ruler would be able "to curb popular sentiments. There might be repercussions and we fear a state of disorder and chaos."

Yeah, like overthrowing their owners - oops, rulers. If we stick it out in Afghanistan (and perhaps Iraq) until new government can stand on it own feet,even if it takes five years or so, the governments of much of the Arab world will rightly fear uprisings.

Posted by: John Anderson at August 30, 2002 07:41 PM
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