Quite a charmer

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The new Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Prince Turki al—Faisal, was responsible for the growth and the overwhelming power of the Saudi Secret Police. He has worked with terror—supporting groups and sponsored the growth of anti—Semitism around the world.

But Maureen Dowd, the New York Times columnist, calls him 'the charming new envoy from the royal family.' 

Yes, I had to be pay, as member of the New York Times Select "club" to read this insulting fawning. A dictator, a kelptocratic, an anti—Semite, and MoDo finds him charming.

Jimmy Carter would probably agree.

As Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens has noted, Maureen Dowd has an inclination to make waspish comments about Jews  so she may find Turki a congenial host.

In one column, Dowd  attacked three Jews in particular. She wrote,

'Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz and Bill Kristol [are]... the clique of conservatives who are driving this war.'

Perle has not been a part of the US government for years; Bill Kristol is merely a journalist (an astute one, though the Weekly Standard has a very small subscription base) and Paul Wolfowitz was not the President, the Vice—President, the Secretary of Defense or the head of the CIA. Yet, somehow they drove us into war.

Ed Lasky  2 05 06 

The new Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Prince Turki al—Faisal, was responsible for the growth and the overwhelming power of the Saudi Secret Police. He has worked with terror—supporting groups and sponsored the growth of anti—Semitism around the world.

But Maureen Dowd, the New York Times columnist, calls him 'the charming new envoy from the royal family.' 

Yes, I had to be pay, as member of the New York Times Select "club" to read this insulting fawning. A dictator, a kelptocratic, an anti—Semite, and MoDo finds him charming.

Jimmy Carter would probably agree.

As Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens has noted, Maureen Dowd has an inclination to make waspish comments about Jews  so she may find Turki a congenial host.

In one column, Dowd  attacked three Jews in particular. She wrote,

'Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz and Bill Kristol [are]... the clique of conservatives who are driving this war.'

Perle has not been a part of the US government for years; Bill Kristol is merely a journalist (an astute one, though the Weekly Standard has a very small subscription base) and Paul Wolfowitz was not the President, the Vice—President, the Secretary of Defense or the head of the CIA. Yet, somehow they drove us into war.

Ed Lasky  2 05 06