My apologies. I took you for a Dittohead. Dittoheads are notorious for trying to sow confusion by mistating facts and using distraction and I mistakenly took that as your game. I have found that an agressive stance with such persons works best for me. I tend to heartily dislike overly enthusiastic partisans no matter what their political stripe. My instincts are usually good as to who’s got lights in their eyes but they failed me in this case. And you know how people are about Bill Clinton. So sorry.
But about the Saudis. I still don’t think you’ve fully got my idea here. The official government policy may be that terrorism is bad but they also teach in their public schools that we Americans are infidels who are going to burn in hell and that it’s OK to despise and even kill infidels. I could go on. There are dozens of examples of the Saudi government being our natural enemies if it wasn’t for all that damn oil. But the point is: a government or part of a government can talk one way and act another when it thinks a certain party isn’t looking. Part of a government may sincerely want to avoid acts of terrorism but if other parts of the same government decides it doesn’t care what the official policy is, they’re going to attack us anyway then the internal politics of that government become a moot point. That government is not our friend, it’s our enemy. Please consider that no one has been thrown in jail in Saudi Arabia over 911, no one has been disgraced. No one has been punished. Doesn’t exactly smell like a housecleaning, does it?
As for december: Customarilly, one does not get credit for serving in the army if one becomes a deserter. NO ONE remembers ever seeing George Bush show up for his reassignment including especailly his commanding officer. Since GWB’s father was the US Ambassador to the UN at the time and the former Congressional Represenative of Texas’ 7th district, doncha think somebody woulda kinda remembered his pressence? Isn’t it highly unusual that nobody does? If you can find us a witness to GWB’s service please provide him.
Really, Junior, if obsfucation’s your game you’ve got just so much to learn.
Oh, and one more thing: For what it’s worth, Al Gore, who you may recall was the guy GWD actually ran against, not only completed his tour of duty in front of witnesses and everything, he served in Viet Nam. That’s considerably more dangerous than blowing off the war as some fly boy in Texas even if one isn’t a deserter.