Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Bush begs for quid pro quo

The day after his cronies back in washington announced (1) arms sales to Saudi Arabia worth $20 billion, Dubya has asked (2) the Saudis to think about increasing oil production in the hope of preventing the US economy falling to pieces entirely.

I can see why Dubya likes the Saudis - both the house of Saud and the house of Bush are reactionary dynasties adhering to an obscure, fundamentalist faith, take a dim view of women's rights, don't really get democracy, and glory in capital punishment. They should get along famously.

1 - As described previously on lefthandpalm:
2 - 'Oil prices slip on Bush warning in Saudi Arabia,' unattributed AFP article, 15th of January, 2008. (

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