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A Masterful Performance

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Submitted by George McFadden (United States), Dec 3, 2002 at 23:49

As if on cue, we were treated to a masterful performance by al-Jubeir today that illustrates Dr. Pipes' points in this article.

With Western polish informed by an American education, he sang the golden oldies guaranteed to push our buttons and make us feel guilty for the poor Saudi 'victims' of Sept. 11.

The old "Bin Laden used Saudi hijackers to drive a wedge between us" line was laughable at first, but is now wearing very thin indeed.

And the confiscation of $5.5 million they confiscated? King Fahd's entourage drops more than that during a slow night in Marbella. Maybe David is right. We're so far removed from survival instinct that we can't recognize a danger when it appears on television and stares us in the face.

Dr. Pipes, I hope you will appear in an equally visible forum this week to deconstruct the script of today's performance. I haven't seen any of our government's officials doing so.
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