Delendum Esse Saudi Arabia!
(Saudi Arabia must be destroyed.)
I've voiced before that I've been bothered for some time about the priorities in the GWOT. The President's recent speech at Fort Bragg highlights my misgivings.
Yes, I am hopeful that eventually the price paid in blood and treasure in Iraq will be worthwhile to America in ways more substantive than simply “fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here,” but the way Bremmer botched his job made that difficult for some time.
I have no doubt whatsoever that our efforts there have already reaped an untold wealth of benefits for the Iraqi people themselves, but I still can help but wonder if the price paid in blood and treasure might have been better spent destroying the primary base of funding for Islamic jihadist terrorism.
Note (my emphasis added):
"Our military reports that we have killed or captured hundreds of foreign fighters in Iraq who have come from Saudi Arabia and Syria, Iran, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and others."–President George W. Bush, 06/28/2005
I think it was a bit disingenuous of President Bush to have merely included Saudi Arabia in a long laundry list of those contributing to the terrorist base since, in addition to providing a substantial recruitment base of Wahabbists, Saudi Arabia is a HUGE source of funding for terrorism in the world. It seems that SA would long since have fallen under the Bush Doctrine stated in September of 2001:
"We will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime."–President George W. Bush, 09/20/2001
So, the question remains: Why is Saudi Arabia still being run by the Wahabbists who preach jihad and fund these Islamic jihadist terrorists?