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Not Missing: Moved By Jed Babbin Published 6/13/2005 12:07:43 AM For those of us who are occasionaltargets of the Soros-funded propaganda machines, it's encouraging to discover a useful purpose that they can serve. The hyperlib machinery, and the reactions it commands, are as accurate a gauge as I can find to measure the import of the key points of the liberal dogma. As demonstrated by the reaction they manufactured to some comments I made on MSNBC last week, the volume of hate mail the organized hyperlibs generate is directly proportionalto the importance they assign to an issue and the weakness of their position. At issue was the so-called "Downing Street memo," a top-secret Brit document memorializing a meeting in July 2002. The document says that the decision to take military action against Sadaam had already been made two months before we took the case of iraa to the U.N. Secuntv Council. It is as sianificant historicallv as Nick Nolte's DUI record,andfar less accurate. After Ron ~ e & n pressed me to admit our casus belli was a tissue of lies. Itold him that the fact we haven't found Saddam's WMD proved precisely nothing. That's so, Isaid, because while we fiddled and diddled in the U.N. for six months before military action began, Saddam almost certainly moved all his WMD and scrubbed away all the evidence of it. When Reagan pressed me further, contending that none of the commissions investigatingthe missing WMD said they had been moved, I cited the report of Charles Duelfer's iraq Survey Group, which spent many months searching for WMD in Iraq. That report, I said, showed the substantial body of evidence that a lot of people, money, and materials, possibly including WMD, were smuggled out of iraq in the months before March 2003. The destination of these cargoes was Syria. I had touched a nerve: by the time I got home, the "Media Matters for America" blog had accused me of lying, and dozens of nearly identical e-mails (on the intellectual plane of, "liar, liar, pants on fire") were pouring in. I quickly stopped reading them and just hit "delete" when I saw them.
I hadn't merely touched a hyperlib nerve. I had challenged the basis for the hyperiibs' existence: to discredit George Bush and the war at any cost. But the problem, for

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them, is that I had stuck to the facts. Which are very uncomfortablethings, if you're Soros or Howard Dean. Or any of their MichaelMooron drones. Having demonstrated that Ican drive them into a fit of apoplectic rage with a 30-second comment on television, the scientific method requires a controlled, repeatableexperiment to see how many can be driven to nervous breakdowns with a more elaborate exposition of the facts. In theinterest of science, let us proceed. WHAT I SAID ON MSNBC was, of course, just what the Duelfefs ISG report said, and what Duelfer has said personally and repeatedly in Congressionaltestimony. You can look it up. On November 17,2004, Duelfertold the House International Relations Committee that a lot was moved by Saddam's people from Iraq into Syria and no one knows whether or not the WMD were among the shipments to Syria: "Icant confirm anything one way or the other. What we do know is that a lot of stuff was crossing the border before the war. Trucks, but you don? know what was in them. So thafs you know, Iwould like to be able to state definitively one way or the other an answer to that. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to." On October 6, 2004, Duelfer told the Senate Armed Services Committee, "...But what Ican tell you that Ibelieve we know is a lot of materials left Iraq and went to Syria. There was certainly a lot of traffic across the border points. We've got a lot of data to support that, including people discussing it. But whether in fact in any of these trucks there was WMD-related materials, I cannot say."

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Duelfer's report also said that Saddam's Iraqi IntelligenceService "operated a series of laboratories in the Baghdad area" (up to five in that area alone) and that one of them, a clandestine lab in the Baghdad Central Public Health Laboratory, was "emptied of all equipment and documents in December 2002,"and that other labs were also found in the scrubbed-clean-of-evidence condition. The only reasonableconclusion anyone can draw from the Duelfer report even if we ignore the other mountainsof evidence about Saddam's WMD is that Saddam had WMD and in the six months we spent trying to convince Kofi, Dominique, and their pals to act, Saddam's regime moved the WMD, cleaned out the evidence, and did their best to conceal what they had done. That they did so with the active participation of Assad's Syria is also terribly clear.

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It is a pity that the embittered hypeilibs cant accept facts or use them to assemble the logical, and inevitable, conclusionsto which they lead. When any of them Soros, Moore, Dean, Franken, or any of them call a conservativea liar, it must create a rebuttable presumption that it is the lib who is falsifying. Not that they care.

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Professor Wedgewoodat Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced InternationalStudies suggested I contact you about a segment we're putting together for this weekend's broadcast. I work on Chris Wallace's program -Fox News Sunday. L a s t w k we interviewedWMam Schuk, the Execinhe D m of Amnesty InternationalUSA That InteN'taÑ garnereda fair amount of attentiontowards the weakness of Al's accusations.

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DAVID MANNING From: Matthew Rycroft Date: 23 J U I ~ 2002 S 195 102 cc Defence Secretary. Foreign Secretary,Attorney-General S r Richard Wilson, John Scanett. Francis Richards CDS. C. Jonathan Powel. Salty Morgan. Alasmir Campbel IRAQ: PRIME MINISTER'S MEETING, 23 JULY Copy addressees and you met the Prime Minister on 23 July to discuss Iraq This record is extremely sensitive. No further copies should be made. I t should be shown only to those with a genuine need to know Its contents. John Scartensummarised the intelligenceand latest JIC assessment. Saddam's regime was tough

and based on extreme fear. The only way to Overthrow it was likely to be by massive military action. Saddam was worried and expected an attack, probably by air and land, but he was not convinced that it would be immediateor overwhelming. His regime expected their neighbours to line up with the US. Saddam knew that regular army moralewas poor. Real support for Saddam among the public was probablynarrowly based. C rewrted on his recent talks in Washinaton. There was a Demtible shift in attitude. Military action wasnow seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to run& saddam,through military action, justified by the conjunctionof terrorism and WMD. But the intelligenceand facts were being fixed around the policy materialon the I001 The NSC had no patience with the UN route. and noenthusiasmfor ~ublishino regime's record. There was littlediscussion In Washington of the aftermath after military action. CDS said that military plannerswould brief CENTCOM on 1-2 August, Rumsfeldon 3 August and Bush on 4 August. The two broad US options were: (a) Generated Start. A slow build-up of 250,000 US troops, a short (72 hour) air campaign, then a move up to Baghdad from the south. Lead time of QO days (30 days preparation plus 60 days deploymentto Kuwait). (b) Running Start. Use forces already in theatre (3 x 6,000), continuous air campaign, initiated by an Iraqi caws belli. Total lead time of 60 days with the air campaign beginning even eariier. A hazardous option. The US saw the UK (and Kuwait) as essential, with basing in Diego Garcia and Cyprus critical fix either option. Turkey and other Gulf states were also important, but less vital. The three main options for UK involvement were: (i) Basing in DiegoGarciaand Cyprus, plus three SF squadrons.
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TEHRAN, lran l h d s hd41ne Guadlan Council on Saturday appvved a law that pu+n pmssure on the governmentto develop nucleartechnology that could be need to build atomk weapon*, state run radio reported. Patilment had passedthe bill on May 15 and sent ilto the Guardian Counc.1for approval. The council must vet all bills before they become law. The passingof the law does not force the governnwit to resumeuranium enrichment lmmediatolybut encourages it to pursue nuclear gals in spite of internationalpressureon Tehran over Its nuclear program. The law calls on the government to develop a nuclear fuel cycle,which would Include resuming the process of enriching tm tamuse the lechnoiogy uranium a prospec4mat has drawn c ~ t m m the U n W SWes acd Eumw (& could be used in developingatomic weapons.

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Thanks for writing. Betw you and me, lips sealed please, the SecDef is going to address the group. It should be a good time. Iwill be watchin for ya. Be careful on the bike and have fun. Next time you are in the building, just stop by and say hello.

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It is the gravest of mistakes to think of Iraq -or any other nation in isolation. And it is willfully ignorant to ask when Iraais will be able to defeat the insurgency, when Americans will withdraw, or when the violence in Iraq will abate. Would you measure the safety ofone family's home without examiningthe neighborhood its in? The security of every nauon depends on the actions of Its neighbors, and Iraq sits in one ofthe world's worst neiuhborhoods. It can't be stable and democraticunless and until its neighbors Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iran endtheir interference Uniess we abandon Iraq. Americans will continue to die as direct result of these nations' actions until they are compelled to behave.

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On that terrible morning of September 1 1,2001, there was no way to get out of Washington. Sitting in my oftice about two blocks from the White House and seeing nothing more constructiveto do such as run through a subway tunnel, i sat down at my computer and wroteabout how we should respond to the most deadly attack on our soil since Pearl Harbor. The article was published in the Washington Times the following day. The article made two points. First, that we couldn't allow ourselvesto be weakened by empty rhetoric urging a "~mwrtional reswnsc." Our resvonse to the 9-1 1 attacks had to be decisive. and to be so our counterattack had to our strength and not the enemy's relative size or weakness. Second, that no matter who the to be in enemy was. and no matter where he chose to seek refuge, we could allow him no sanctuw. We would have had to attack the a1 Oaeds stronffholdwherever it was. Had it not been Kabul but Damascus.Tehran. Beiiina. Pyongyangor ~oscowour&ion would have had to be the same If we had learned anything from Vietnam it was that to allow sanctuary is to hand the means ofvictory to the enemy President Bush took much this same wsition in his touzh speech to Congress a week later. Nations had to then something has been lost. Syria has chosen to choose, he said then, to be with us orwith the terroristsT~iice be with the terrorists, and we have done nothing decisive about the regime of Bashar Assad. We are paying too high a price in the lives of our soldiers - for this to continue one moment longer.

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Commencing weeks before American forces slashed into Iraq in March 2003, our reconnaissanceforces saw a steady flow of cars and trucks going into Syria along the Baghdad-Damascus highway. About ten days into the fiahtina. there was an intense ficht near the border citv of al-Oaim where our snecial forces took on a sizeable ~ r i qforce moving through al-Qaim into Syria he fi~rcenessofthe i fight the; as intense as any other before 1 Baghdad fell iold us that the Iraqis were moi ing somethingthey thought was of tremendousvalue Was 1 money, weapons or people the Iraqis moved then? It matters not. What matters is that Syria chose to provide first a sanctuary for members of Saddam's regime and its assets and then comprehensive suppon forthe Sunni insurgentswho fight only 10 prevent Iraq from becoming stable and free. and kill as many Americans as they can in the process

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they are helped Iraq. We know that money weapons flow from Syria to the insurgents in Iraq. We know sufficientdetails about where the insurgents meet and train in Syria to target those places for attack. "Operation Matador," the week-long fight along Syrian border that ended on May 14, disrupted the insurgents' ability to cross into Iraq. At the cost of at least nine M r n lives, we stopped them but only for a aie

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First, either Vice President Cheoey or the President himself needs to knock heads together, because no one else can.CIA, State, and Defense have to be brought into ln and resolved to action. Then State should delivera ie final ultimatum to Assad. If he fails to end his regime's support for terrorism forthwith - and that means not onlv the I m i insurgents. but Habollah and all the othersthat have onerated from Damascus for decades he m&t be toldwe will end it for him. The Iraqi government should be consulted, but its reluctance if it has any to across-border attack must be dimelled a wlitdy ienoicd. As soon as ft is. sixcial opeadom fortts should cross into Syria wvenly, to lead a wmbinedairand (roundattackagaiiul the ten&Is and whatever Syrian assets ire supportingthem, from Qaim to Damascus.Whatever it lakes, that is what we must do.

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Syria is the immediate problem regarding Iraq. (Iran is no less immediate; but because of its nuclear program, not its present involvement in Iraq.) Saudi Arabia is a differentkind ofpmblem. The Saudis have, perhaps too late to save themselves,come to realize the dangers of terrorism. But because the Saudis an Wahabis, and because the Wahabi version of Islam is insecure, violent, and hostile, they still don't take sufficientsteps to stop the export of terroristsand terrorism. We can't disregard the power Saudi oil gives u them over our economy. B t we can't be afraid of it either. Their insecurity is our handiest weapon.

O r cadre of evil geniusescan think of many ways to motivate Saudi behavior, and we should he using them all. u
For example, cautious people thai we are, the Pentagon should commissiona secret study of how we might intervene to restore order in the former Saudi Arabia after some massive terrorist attack annihilates the Saudi hn royals, taking some ofthe oil infrasiniciure up with them. W e that study is leaked (to Bob No& ofcoune, not ibe New York Times} how much more uneasy will rest the heads on which the Saudi crowns lie? Enough. perhaps, to make some greaxereffortagainst tho& Saudis whose business it is to exhort and export t&? The Saudis are crude in their manipulatiohof us. We should compel them 10 wnclude that Machiavelli was a wimp.

The American Socctawr
Jed Bibbin

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This is a great article, and all too true, Ithink.

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It is the gravest of mistakes to think of Im-or any other nation -in isolation. And It is wlllfullv ignorant to ask when Iraqiswill be able to defeat the ifisurgency, when Americans will withdraw, or Wen the violence in Iraq win abate. Would you measure the safety of o m family's home wttiout examining the neighborhoodit's in?The security of every nation depends on the actions of 's t neighbors, and Iraa sits in one of the wcild'sw+.t neiahbortioods.It can'l be stable and democratic unless and until its.mighbors Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iran end their interference Unless w e abandon Iraq. Americans win continue to die as a direct result of these nations' actions until they are compelled to behave

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On that tenihic morninnof SiKitemhiir 11.2001. there was no wav to oat out of Washinolon. Sillina in my office about two blocks from the While House and seeing nothing more constructik to do &h as run through a subway tunnel. 1sat down at my computer and wrote about lmw we should respond to the most deadly attack on our sol since Pearl Harbor. The article was ~ubtshed the Washinoton in rimes the foilowing day. The article made two points. First, that we couldn't allow ourselvesto be weakened by empty rhetoric
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urging a "proportional response." Our response to the 9-11 attacks had to be decisive, and to be so our counterattack had to be in nronortlon to our strenath and not the enemv's relative size or weakness Second, that no matte; who the enemy was, and no matter where he chose to seek 1 refuge we could allow him no sanctuary We would have had to attack the a Oaeaa stronghold wherever it was. Had it not been Kabul but Damascus, Tehran. Beljing, Pyongyangor Moscowour action would have had to be the same. If we had learned anything from Vietnam it was that to allow sanctuary is to hand the means of victory to the enemy. President Bush took much this same position In his tough speech to Congress a week later. Nations had to choose, he said then. to be with us or with the terrorists. Since then somathino has been lost. Syria has chosen to be with the terrorists, ana we have done nothing decisive about the regimeof Bashar Assad We are paying too nigh a once -in the lues of our so~diers for this to continue one moment longer.

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Commencing weeks before American forces slashed into Iraq in March 2003. our reconnaissance forces saw a steady flow of cars and trucks going i n n Syria along the Baghdad-Damascus highway. About ten davs lnto the fmhtina. there was intensefiaht near the border citv of al-Qaim where our s p e w forces took on a Sizeable Iraq force moving through al-Qaim into syria The fierceness of the fight there as intense as any other before Bagndad fell - t o l d us that the Iraqis were moving something they thought was of tremendousvalue. Was It monev. weamns or people the lraais i moveo thin? l matters not What matters is that Syna chose to'provide first asanctuary for memoers of Saodem's regime an0 in assets and men comprehenawesupport for the Sunnl Insurgents who fight only to prevent Iraq from becoming staole and free. and kill as many Americans as they can in the promss

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We know that the majority of the suicide bombers killing people in Iraq come from Saudi Arabia to Syria where they are helped to cross into Iraq. We know that money and weapons flow from Syria to the insuraents in h a . We know sufficient details about where the insuroents meet and train insvria to target ihose places for attack "Operation Matador." the week-long fight along the Syrianoordir 0 that ended on May 14 disrupted the insurgents' ability 1 cross Into Iraq At the cost of at least nine Marine lives, we stopped them but only fora while. The President nas too much on nis mina, an0 his aausers are divideo. The CIA and the State Depanment point to the small amount of cooperation we have b w n getting from Syria, and insist that we can compel them to do more without taking firm action The Defense Department ts less tolerant. It wants to act, but apparently hasnl even been allowed to ask the Iraqis for permissionto mount an attack into Syrla. Our failure to take decisive action costs too much. The time has come to act. First. either Vice President Cneney or me Pres dent himself needs lo knock neads together. b e c a m no one e se can CIA. State, and Defense nave to be brougnt into line and resolved to action. Then State should deliver a final ultimatum to Assad. If he fails t i end his realme's sumort for terrorism forthwitn - and that means not only the Iraq, insurgents, but ~ezbo1lan"and all others that have operated from Damascusfor decades - he must be tola we win end it for him The Iraqi government or should be consulted, but its reluctance if it has anv to a cross-border attack must bedk~elled pOlitely ignorea As soon as It is, special operations forces mould cross lnto Syria covertly, to leaa a combined air and ground attack against tne terrorists and whatever Syrian assets are supporting them. from Qaim to Damascus. Whatever it takes, that is what we m ~ sdo. t

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becausethe Saudis am Wahabis, and because the Wahabi version of Islam is insecure, violent, and hostile, thev still don'l take sufficient stem to ston the exoort of terrorists and terrorism. We can't disregard the power Saudi oil gives them over our economy. But we can't be afraid of it either. Their insecurity is our handiest weapon. Our cadre of evil geniuses can think of many ways to motivate Saudi behavior, and we shou d be using them all For exampb, cautious people that we am. tne Pentagon should commission a secret study of how we might intervene to restore order in the former Saudi Arabia after some massive terrorist attack annihilates the Saudi royals. taking some of the oil infrastructure up with them. When that studv is leaked (to Bob Novak. of course. notthe New Yo& Times) how much more uneasv will i rest the heads on wnich the ~ e u ocrowns he? Enough, perhaps, to &ke some greater effort against those Saudis whose business it is to exhort and export terrorism? The Saudis are crude in their manipulationof us. We should compel them to conclude that Machlavelliwas a wimp.

HYPERLTNK "http://www.specta1or.org/dspanicle.asp?anid=Sl9S"~e American S~ectaior
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He calm and said his publishersare VERY ih@resud him atlandlng. No needto d back. h l

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Bedtime for Bashar BY k d BBiibl-n Published S/Z3/Z00512.07 25 AM
It is the gravest of mistakes to think of Iraq or any other nation -in isolation. And it is willfully ignorant to ask when Ira& will be able to defeat the insuraencv. when Americans will withdraw, or <hen the violence in 1 r 4will abate. Would you measure the safety of one family s home without examining the neighborhood it's in? The security of evuy nation depends on the actions of its neighbors, and Iraq sits in one ofthe world's worst neighborhoods It can't bestable and democratic unless and until its neiehbors - Syria. Saudi Arabia and Iran - e n d their interference. Unless we abandon Iraq, ~ m e r i & s will continue to die as a direct result of these nations' actions until they are compelled to behave. On that teniblo morning of Sentember 11.2001. there was no way to act out of Washington. Sitting in mv office about twoblocks from the White House and seeine nothik more construdve to do sucias run through a subway tunnel, I aai down at my computkand wrote about how we should respond to the most deadly arack on our soil since Pearl Harbor The article nas published in the Washington Times the following day.

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The article made two points. First, that we couldn't allow ourselves to be weakened by empty rhetoric urging a "proportionalresponse." Our response to the 9-1 1 attacks had to be decisive. and to be so our counterattack had to be in proportion to our strength and not the enemy's relative size or weakness. Second, that no matter who the enemy was, and no matter where he chose to seek refuge, we could allow him no sanctuary. We would have had to attack the al Qaeda stronghold wherever it was. Had it not been Kabul but Damascus, Tehran, Beijing, Pyongyang or Moscow our action would have had to be the same. If we had learned anything from Vietnam it was that to allow sanctuary is to hand the means of victory to the enemy,
President Bush took much this same position in h tough speech to Congress a week later. Nations i s had to choose, he said then. to be with us or with the terrorists. Since then somethine has been lost Syria has chosen w be with the morists. and we have done nothing decisive about the regime of Bashar Assad We are paying too high a price - in the lives of our soldiers for this to continue one moment longer.

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Commencing weeks before American forces slashed into I m in March 2003. our reconnaissance forces saw asteady flon ofcars and trucks going into %riadong the Baghdad-Damascushighway About ten days into the fighting, there was an intense fight near the border city ofal-Qatm where our special forces look on a sizeable Iraqi force moving through at-Qaim into Syria The fierceness of the fight there as intense as anv other before Bnehdad fell told us that the h a i s were m o n m something they thought was of tremendous vaiue. Was it money, weapons or people the 1raqis

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moved then? It matters not What m t e s is that Syria chose to provide frst a sanctuary f a members atr of Saddam's regime and its assets and then comprehensivesupport for the Sunni insurgents who fight only to prevent Iraq from becoming stable and free, and kill as many Americans as they can in the process. We know that the majority of the suicide bombers killing people in Iraq come from Saudi Arabia to Syria where they are helped to cross into Iraq. We know that money and weapons flow from Syriato the insurgents in Iraq. We know sufficientdetails about where the insurgents meet and train in Syria to target those places for attack. "Operation Matador," the week-long fight along the Syrian border that ended on May 14, disrupted the insurgents' ability to cross into Iraq. At the cost of at least nine Marine lives, we stopped them but only far a while. The President has too much on his mind, and his advisers are divided. The CIA and the Sme Department point to the small amount ofcooperation we have been gctltng from Syna, and insist mat
we can compel them to do more without bki& firm action. The ~efense Department is less tolerant.

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It wants to kt,but apparently hasn't even be&allowed to ask the Iraqis for &mission to mount an attack into Syria. Our failure to take decisive action costs too much The time has come to act.

First, either Vice Resident Cheney or the President himself needs to knock heads together, because no one else can. CIA. State, and Defense have to be bmucht into line and resolved to action. Then State should deliver a final ultimatum to Assad. If he failsto end his regime's suppon for terrorism forthwith- and that means not only the Iraqi insmgents. but Hezbollah and all the oiheis that have operated from Damascus for decades he must be told we will end it for him The Iraqi govenunenl should be consulted, but its reluctance if it has any to a cross-border attack must be dispelled or politely ignored. As soon as it is, special operalionsforces should cross into Syria covertly,to lead a combined air and ground attack against the terrorists and whatever Syrian assets are supporting them, from Qaim to Damascus. Whatever it takes, that is what we must do.

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Syria is the immediateproblem regarding Iraq. (Iran is no less immediate; but because of its nuclear program, not its present involvementin Iraq.) Saudi Arabia is a different kind of problem. The Saudis have, perhaps too late to save themselves, come to realize the dangers of terrorism. But because the Saudis are Wahabis, and because the Wahabi version of Islam is insecure, violent,and hostile, they still don't take sufficient steps to stop the export of terrorists and terrorism. We can't disregard the power Saudi oil gives them over our economy. But we can't be afraid of it either. Their insecurity is our handiest weapon.

Our cadre of evil geniuses can think of many ways to motivate Saudi behavior, and we should be using them all. For example, cautious people that we are, the Pentagon should commission a secret study of how we might intervene to restore order in the former Saudi Arabia after some massive t e r r o h attack annihilates the Saudi royals. taking some ofthe oil infrastructure up with them When that study is leaked (to Bob N o d , of course, not the New York Times) how much more uneasy will rest the heads on which the Saudi crowns lie9 Enough, perhaps, to make some greatcreffon against those Saudis whose business it is to exhort and expo> &ri&?
The Saudis are crude in their manipulation of us. We should compel them to conclude that Machiavelli was a wimp.

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