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Submitted by Response (United States), Dec 3, 2002 at 07:44

>A culture of corruption, in other words, pervades the upper reaches of the White House and several departments; it does not, however, extend to Congress, perhaps because the Saudis do not understand the workings or importance of an elected body and so have not tried to buy it.

Have you forgotten 'Operation Abscam' in the late 1970s? If memory serves me correctly, it was an FBI sting operation that found Saudis bribing Congressmen! Perhaps the Saudi reticence toward Congress stems from that episode.
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