There are a few things in life that I look forward to, and Mark Steyn’s columns are one of them (Sports Illustrated on Thursday in the mail and bottles of wineFriday afternoon are two other things). His latest offering skewers the corrupt House of Saud (though not with the relentless tenacity of Charles Johnson).
There are only two convincing positions on the House of Saud and 9/11: a) They’re indirectly responsible for it; b) They’re directly responsible for it. There’s a lot of evidence for the former — the Saudi funding of extreme Islamist madrassahs, etc. — and a certain amount of not yet totally compelling evidence for the latter — a Saudi “humanitarian aid” office in the Balkans set up by a member of the Royal Family which appears to be a front for terrorism. Reasonable people can disagree whether it’s (a) or (b) but for Americans to argue that the Saudis are our allies in the war on terrorism is like Ron Goldman joining O.J. in his search for the real killers.
Yeah. What he said.