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Friday, May 16, 2008

King Abdullah to Bush… Screw You, Again!

On President Bush’s second trip to Saudi Arabia in four months time the King once more is not buying what Bush is selling. President Bush asked the King of Saudi Arabia to raise production to ease concerns over supply and the King basically told him that the Kingdom is meeting the supply needs of its customers and would not increase production. AKA… Go away little boy, you are bothering me and don’t know what you are talking about. Over at MSNBC they have this from the Associated Press on it…

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The White House said Friday that Saudi Arabia's leaders are making clear they see no reason to increase oil production until customers demand it.
President Bush was in the oil-rich country to appeal to King Abdullah for greater production to help halt rising gas prices in the United States.

But his national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, said Saudi officials stuck to their position that they already are meeting demand.

Gas Snippet…

When Bush met Abdullah in mid-January, the president also asked Saudi Arabia to raise production to ease high prices at the pump. But he got a chilly response to that plea. The kingdom said it would increase production only when the market justified it, and that production levels appeared normal.

Oil prices climbed to a new high Friday, above $127 a barrel. At the pump, gas prices rose to a national average of $3.78 per gallon, according to a survey of stations by AAA and the Oil Price Information Service.

Dem Snip to Da King…

Withhold weapons?

Also, as Bush prepared to leave Washington, Senate Democrats introduced a resolution that would block $1.4 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia unless Riyadh agrees to increase its oil production by 1 million barrels per day. The Democrats said they introduced the measure to coincide with Bush's trip to send a message to Saudi Arabia that it should pump more oil to reduce the cost of gas for Americans.

High energy costs are a major drain on the U.S. economy, which is experiencing a slowdown that some think is already a recession. Gasoline threatens to go to $4 a gallon this summer.

One of the things I hate to see, even though I detest George Bush, is a foreign nation telling him to screw. As an American it is my right to call him to task for what I believe are political mistakes and somewhat illegal moves on his part. It pisses me off to no end to see the King of Saudi Arabia basically tell the American people to screw. I would love to see a picture of the SOB telling my President “No!” with a smirk on his face. Then I could justify saying that the next time the House of Saud needs our American Military to defend their oil fields against a rogue dictator to go pound sand! Something the oil rich kingdom has plenty of so they will not run out of that commodity as well.

In this same article was a little piece about the stopping the fill of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and the Democrats pushing it through to Bush’s desk where he will sign the legislation. Something I’ve argued against as a fatal move to the future of our nations energy needs on my post here.

Stopping the SPR is a dumb idea and it fits right into the hand of the Saudi’s. 70,000 barrels a day is nothing to them when they can blink an eye and raise production ten times that amount per day. No, I think we have to face the facts that the Saudi government that used to be a friend to America is no longer a friend. In that respect I have no problem halting all military weapon sales to that former friend.

Makes you think that the boys on the Soprano’s would be better friends than the sheiks and Kings of the Middle East.

Pay attention, Hillary, Barack and Johnny Maverick, the friends your nation had yesterday are only as good as the threat they face from the dictatorship neighbors they have.

In the interest of fairness, if the Saudi’s are meeting the demand of their customers then who are their top customers? Is it China, is it India or Japan? Maybe it would be a wise thought to have an energy summit with the folks that are Saudi Arabia’s best customers and have a little chat? That is what I would do but I’m just a political writer.


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Anonymous Infidel753 said...

Makes you think that the boys on the Soprano’s would be better friends than the sheiks and Kings of the Middle East.

Many years ago I went to a lecture about Saudi Arabia given by a Middle East expert. In the question period afterwards, one audience member asked if there was any one single book the expert could recommend as best explaining the Saudi system of government. The expert replied, "The Godfather".

9:30 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

That seems to make sense to me Infidel.

6:14 AM  

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