August 29, 2002
THE INDEPUNDIT ISN’T IMPRESSED with reports of Saudi plans for a PR offensive. He has some constructive suggestions for the Saudis as to how they might make a better impression. Excerpt:
8. Allow American citizens being held against their will by their Saudi relatives to return to the United States.
9. Stop oppressing your people. Beating women in public for allowing a lock of hair to slip from their veils does nothing for your image in the international community. Neither does forcing little girls to die in a burning school because they aren’t properly dressed to venture onto a public street.
Good advice, but unlikely to be heeded.