"Saudi minister: Ties with U.S. excellent," from UPI, with thanks to EPG:
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, -- Saudi Defense Minister Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz has hailed the oil-rich kingdom's relations with the United States, describing them as excellent.
Sultan was quoted Monday as saying that the scheduled visit of Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah to Washington on April 25 "reflects the good relations and the will of cooperation between the two countries to serve Saudi interest first of all."
Hmmm. I wonder if he'll use those exact words with the President. Is there anyone in the Administration listening to what the Saudis are actually saying? Is the administration really listening to any Muslim leaders beyond those who tell them exactly what they want to hear?
Sultan added, "The Saudi crown prince represents the Arab nation as well as the Muslim world and every move he makes is in the service of Islam and Muslims."
Hear that, Mr. President? We hope so.