April 01, 2003

More Saudis vs. Neo-Cons: T...

More Saudis vs. Neo-Cons: The latest twist in the Richard Perle saga, and the trial balloon of a neocon-Saudi wrestling match I dreamed up two weeks ago, is Perle's weird Wall Street Journal rebuttal to his critics in the press. Here's the key paragraph:

The New Yorker piece by Seymour Hersh is a masterpiece -- of falsehood and innuendo. He describes a lunch I had with two Saudi businessmen, during which the situation in Iraq was the sole topic of discussion, as a "cover story" for another purpose -- eliciting a private Saudi investment in a fund in which I am a partner. And he quotes Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar to the effect that "if we get in business," I would "back off on Saudi Arabia."
So, rather nakedly, it's Bandar's word versus Perle's. Since both are good buddies of the Bush Administration (Perle is all Wolfowitz-Rumsfeld-Cheney, Bandar is Colin Powell's old racquetball partner & the only person Barbara Bush allows to smoke in her house), I wonder how the War Cabinet gossip is falling on this one?

Posted by at April 1, 2003 01:42 PM
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What I love in this Richard Perle story is that the meeting took place in Marseilles, as he own a house in Lubéron, right there in frogland.
eh eh eh, Richard Perle vacationing in Frogland !
What's wrong with texas Richard ?

Posted by: philippe at April 2, 2003 01:38 AM
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April 01, 2003

More Saudis vs. Neo-Cons: T...

More Saudis vs. Neo-Cons: The latest twist in the Richard Perle saga, and the trial balloon of a neocon-Saudi wrestling match I dreamed up two weeks ago, is Perle's weird Wall Street Journal rebuttal to his critics in the press. Here's the key paragraph:

The New Yorker piece by Seymour Hersh is a masterpiece -- of falsehood and innuendo. He describes a lunch I had with two Saudi businessmen, during which the situation in Iraq was the sole topic of discussion, as a "cover story" for another purpose -- eliciting a private Saudi investment in a fund in which I am a partner. And he quotes Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar to the effect that "if we get in business," I would "back off on Saudi Arabia."
So, rather nakedly, it's Bandar's word versus Perle's. Since both are good buddies of the Bush Administration (Perle is all Wolfowitz-Rumsfeld-Cheney, Bandar is Colin Powell's old racquetball partner & the only person Barbara Bush allows to smoke in her house), I wonder how the War Cabinet gossip is falling on this one?

Posted by at April 1, 2003 01:42 PM
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What I love in this Richard Perle story is that the meeting took place in Marseilles, as he own a house in Lubéron, right there in frogland.
eh eh eh, Richard Perle vacationing in Frogland !
What's wrong with texas Richard ?

Posted by: philippe at April 2, 2003 01:38 AM
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