Tuesday, January 25, 2005

ALLIES - Our friends the Saudis

Sonny and Cher must have known about the following when they wrote "And the Beat Goes On!

Saudi clerics point militants toward Iraq

Fundamentalist Islamic leaders in Saudi Arabia are telling militants intent on fighting "infidels" to join the insurgency in Iraq instead of taking up Osama bin Laden's call to oust the Saudi royal family at home, say Saudi dissidents who monitor theological edicts coming out of the kingdom.

Iraq as a battleground offers the solution to a quandary facing the Saudi clerics who have to both placate the kingdom's rulers and keep their radical base happy.

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