The Saudi political influence game

Saudi Ambassaor Prince Turki al—Faisal alludes to campaign contributions and their impact on foreign policy. Think he might buy into the canard about Jewish control of government, recently on offer from American academics?  

This is the man New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd found "charming".

The New York Sun's blog It Shines for All noticed that Reuters had interviewed the Saudi Ambassador.

Turning the tables on Washington, which has been critical of the pace of reform in Saudi Arabia, Prince Turki al—Faisal also took aim at what he said were needed reforms in the United States, particularly in political campaign contributions.

I always thought that diplomacy meant not interfering in your host country's domestic politics. Obviously I am out of touch.

Ed Lasky  10 05 06

Saudi Ambassaor Prince Turki al—Faisal alludes to campaign contributions and their impact on foreign policy. Think he might buy into the canard about Jewish control of government, recently on offer from American academics?  

This is the man New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd found "charming".

The New York Sun's blog It Shines for All noticed that Reuters had interviewed the Saudi Ambassador.

Turning the tables on Washington, which has been critical of the pace of reform in Saudi Arabia, Prince Turki al—Faisal also took aim at what he said were needed reforms in the United States, particularly in political campaign contributions.

I always thought that diplomacy meant not interfering in your host country's domestic politics. Obviously I am out of touch.

Ed Lasky  10 05 06