Govern With Hypocrisy

RECEIVED Tue., May 20, 2008

Dear Editor,
    The Bush administration is not the first to govern with hypocrisy but has achieved shameful new heights with the practice. Case in point: On his recent trip to Saudi Arabia, President Bush promised to supply enriched uranium to the Saudi kingdom in exchange for more oil here at home. Do you see where this is going? Iran = bad guy. No enriched uranium for you. Saudi Arabia = good guy. Here you go – take all you can handle!
    The fact of the matter is both Iran and Saudi Arabia are countries with miserable rulers who should be tossed out by their own people. However, in terms of being an aggravating force in U.S. Middle East policy, Saudi Arabia takes the cake. Just in case you forgot, 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were Saudi, and nearly 50% of all the foreign fighters the U.S. Army has caught in Iraq were Saudi. You know how many Iranian fighters have been captured in Iraq? Zero.
    Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil producer. The only thing they could want enriched uranium for is a bomb. Bush and company know this and are playing nuclear roulette in the Middle East with this exchange.
Justin Finney
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