Faster, Please!

The Saudis Go to War (by paying others to die)

Surely the “shock news” of recent days is this, right?

Saudi Arabia has told the Bush administration that it might provide financial backing to Iraqi Sunnis in any war against Iraq’s Shiites if the United States pulls its troops out of Iraq, according to American and Arab diplomats.

They seem to have delivered this frightening ultimatum to Vice President Cheney when he visited the Royal Family a few weeks back. I wonder how (if?) he held back a belly laugh. I hope he said “but Your Majesty, you’ve been doing that all along. Or have I missed something here?”

If Angleton were here, he’d say it was a preemptive cover story. They know we know what they’re doing, and they want to blame us for it.