Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Reading Cheney the "riot act"

If there was any doubt were Saudi Arabia stood (not that there should have been for anyone paying attention anyway) comes this from the above linked CNN article:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has warned Vice President Dick Cheney that Saudi Arabia would back the Sunnis if the United States pulls out of Iraq, according to a senior American official.

The official said the king "read the riot act" to the vice president when the two met last month in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

The New York Times first reported the conversation Wednesday, saying Saudi support would include financial backing for minority Sunnis in the event of a civil war between them and Iraq's Shiite majority.

Asked about the meeting, a senior Saudi official -- who spoke on condition he not be named -- ruled out using terminology such as "warning" or "threatening." He said, "I believe the Saudi position was clear, that things might deteriorate or drift in Iraq, and then the kingdom will find itself forced to interfere."


I'm sure that won't encourage any of the Sunnis at all...

2 comments:

Me4Prez said...

let Saudi Arabia interfere. I still think we should have started our democracy spreading there. Maybe not through warfare, but you can't criticize your enemies when your friends are just as bad.

Hooda Thunkit said...

The Saudi's headgear never has been wrapped too tight, if you get my drift. . .