3:10 PM NPR is interviewing a Saudi editor, who warns us that the average Saudi – who of course holds Saddam in contempt as a brutal butcher – will nevertheless be very angry if America kills fifty Iraqis and continues to block UN resolutions on Israel. I say when this war is over we couple the issue of Palestinian rights with Saudi women.
I bet the Arab dictatorships don’t like it when we respond to their complaints when we point out the planks in their own eyes. Maybe that’s why they’ve been relatively quiet. That and because there’s nothing like success to quiet your critics.