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Contrast between the US and UK approaches

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Submitted by Vijay (United Kingdom), Aug 30, 2006 at 03:38

In the aftermath of the Twin Tower destruction, a Saudi prince gave $25 million to Giuliani and at the same time asked the US to change her MIddle east policy - i.e. stop supporting Israel. Guiliano, as a self-respecting American, immediately returned the money on the stoop saying Saudis can't exploit a national tragedy like this.

If "Red Ken", the Mayor of London had been in that position, he would have licked the hands of the Saudi and joined in Isael and west-bashing

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