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Say it ain't so, Daniel

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Submitted by DR - Tokyo (Japan), Dec 3, 2002 at 22:31

I generally agree with and appreciate Daniel Pipes' commentaries, but he lost a lot of credibility in my eyes with the following unsubstantiated accusation of bribery from his NY Post article of Dec. 3, 2002, "Government for sale."

"Since then, U.S. politicians, diplomats, flag officers and lobbyists have enjoyed a cozy relationship with their counterparts on the Saudi side. The tie is premised on Americans - Democrats and Republicans alike -accommodating the kingdom's wishes and in return, being plied with substantial sums of money, either at the time or after they leave government service."

If he wishes to regain his credibility, Mr. Pipes should either provide proof for these accusations or issue a retraction.
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Daniel Pipes replies:

I cannot provide proof in a newspaper column. See http://www.danielpipes.org/article/995 for all the substantiation you could wish for.

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