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US Embassy treats Americans poorly

Reader comment on item: What Riyadh Buys [in Washington]

Submitted by Don Carlin (United States), Dec 12, 2002 at 17:43

In Saudi Arabia the US Embassy treats its own citizens rudely and with contempt. On the other hand, the red carpet is rolled out, literally for Saudis. When an American has need for services, he has to suffer long waits, slow service and high fees on top of that, just like non-Americans. Saudis get a whole staff, polite and courteous, dedicated to them alone, prompt and immediate execution of their services, and a plush and comfortable waiting room. I have visited the other embassies of Western nations. Without exception, the citizens of the respective country gets the preferential treatment and the Saudis have to wait in line like the rest of the foreigners. To think that our taxes pay for our government to treat us like dogs while pampering Saudis.

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