Let me answer this by explaining a cartoon that was in a recent New Yorker. A
bunch of Crusaders are leaving a Muslim city (there's a minaret in the background)
with loot on their horses, and the city in flames. They're up on a ridge, looking
down into a valley filled with a grove of olive trees. One Crusader turns to the
other and says, "Remember, it's all about olive oil."
Stacy Smith wrote:
> You make some interesting points there. But I have another question which
> I think is very relevant. It seems wrong to me even in the face of oil
> interests to consider Saudi Arabia on our side. Why can't we stop treating
> them as allies, especially in light of their Islamist tendencies?
> At 11:06 AM 11/09/2002 -0700, you wrote:
> >Stacy, here's another link I found. While Mexico has been traditionally
> >and non-interventionist (which, in the Wall Street Journal's eyes makes it
> >"leftist"), they have, as previously stated, agreed, along with the rest
> >of the
> >Security Council on this last week's resolution on Iraq. This link is useful
> >because it makes some of the points we Canadians try to make, too; namely,
> >allies are supposed to be treated as equals, not condescended to (as Pat
> >who appeals to the trailer park trash counterpart to Howard Stern's
> >did): http://www.hispanicvista.com/html2/110302thompson.htm
> >Stacy Smith wrote:
> > > Where do the Mexicans align themselves?
> > >
> > > Stacy.
> > >
> >Marc A. Schindler
> >Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland
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> >will pick
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