Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Saudi Ambassador Speaking in Dallas Today

The Saudi ambassador, Prince Turki al-Faisal, is speaking in Dallas today at a sold out luncheon. In pre-speech interviews, he said that Saudi Arabia had been blindsided by Pres. Bush's goal of weaning the US off of Middle Eastern oil. The prince said "If it means supplying America with oil in large volumes, we will continue to do that, along with other things."

Note to Americans. Even if we didn't get one drop of our oil from the M.E., if the world price of oil is $70, that's the price. Texans, or Alaskans, or Canadians aren't going to sell their oil for half price out of patriotism. It WOULD however give the American more leverage if the Saudis and Mad Mullahs didn't think they had us by the gas-hole.

Back to the ambassador. Commenting on the cartoons, he says " When it comes to figures like the prophet Muhammad, pbuh, or the prophet Jesus, pbuh, or other sacred figures in history, such depictions should be a taboo. I don't see how that should hurt anybody's freedom of speech."

Two things here. Just because the ambassador didn't call Jesus the Son of God as I believe doesn't mean I'm calling for his head. Secondly, Saudis shouldn't lecture Americans on free speech. They don't even have a concept of the meaning!

6 Comments:

At 5:08 PM, Blogger Alan_McDonald said...

Why is the ambassador speaking in Dallas?

 
At 5:38 PM, Blogger Chas said...

It's very near Crawford?

 
At 9:44 PM, Blogger Alan_McDonald said...

Ohmigod, you're buying into the Michael Moore Bush-Saudis conspiracy theory.

 
At 12:47 AM, Blogger MonicaR said...

Amen to THAT CH.

I don't believe one thing those Saudi Royal Family bastards say. Not one thing that comes out of their mouths is trustworthy.

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger DV said...

That's true Monica.

 
At 10:51 AM, Blogger Alan_McDonald said...

Chas,

Speaking of Dallas ...

I had to get your opinion on this Dallas story that I posted on The City Troll's blog:

There’s a great story about the Dallas School Board considering hiring illegal aliens as bilingual teachers in the Dallas Morning News (subscription required) that says in part:

Federal officials responded Monday to questions by reciting the current law.

"It's illegal to knowingly hire or continue to employ illegal aliens," said Carl Rusnok, regional communications director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "Unless you're in this country legally, it's illegal for you to work."

Under federal law, employers who knowingly hire unauthorized workers face criminal prosecution and substantial fines.


Have you ever heard of any employers being prosecuted?

 

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