April 25, 2004

KNOWING YOUR ALLIES:

Saudis were secret U.S. allies on Iraq (JOHN SOLOMON, April 25, 2004, Chicago Sun Times)

Saudi Arabia secretly helped the United States far more than has been acknowledged in the Iraq war, allowing operations from at least three air bases, permitting Special Forces to stage attacks from Saudi soil and providing cheap fuel, U.S. and Saudi officials say.

The American air campaign against Iraq essentially was managed from inside Saudi borders, where military leaders operated an air command center and launched refueling tankers, F-16 fighter jets, and sophisticated intelligence gathering flights, the officials said.

Much of the assistance has been kept quiet for more than a year by both countries for fear it would add to instability inside the kingdom.


Which is why George W. Bush runs the country, not pundits and bloggers.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 25, 2004 10:40 AM
Comments

Not enough to satisfy those blogger who are ripping Bush for not having nuked Saudia Arabia yet.

Posted by: AWW at April 25, 2004 10:43 PM
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