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: http://lefthandpalm.blogspot.com/2008/01/stupid.html
2 - 'Oil prices slip on Bush warning in Saudi Arabia,' unattributed AFP article, 15th of January, 2008. (http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hIHcR4rcAYBMorxnd-4Hr1moqpbg)