This is massive news.
Abdullah gave a warm welcome to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Riyadh in early March, not long after the Saudis pressured Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas into accepting a political accord that entrenches Hamas in an unwieldy coalition government with Abbas's Fatah movement.Well, I think the reason for the snub has just become abundantly clear:
Saudi King Abdullah, whose country is a close US ally, on Wednesday slammed the "illegitimate foreign occupation" of Iraq in an opening speech to the annual Arab summit in Riyadh.I think the Saudi King has been reading his Sy Hersh and decided he won't play the neocon 'divide and conquer" game any more.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Posted by Cernig at 3/28/2007 12:07:00 PM