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  •  IIRC, (3+ / 0-)

    the Bush family has/had connections to the bin Laden family of Saudi Arabia, probably through the Carlyle Group. I don't recall hearing that Dubya actually met with Osama, which GK implies; I think most of these connections were pegged in Michael Moore's documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11.

    "That story is not worth the paper it's rotten on."--Dorothy Parker

    by martyc35 on Fri Sep 14, 2007 at 12:03:05 PM PDT

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    •  I also (3+ / 0-)

      remember reading--although I no longer remember where I read it--that Bush Senior was very close to the Saudi Royals and so also Bin Laden senior, who was allegedly a favorite of the Saudi Royals. The story went that for a period from the late sixties to perhaps the early eighties, Bush senior was often a guest in the Bin Laden home. Perhaps someone with better googling skills and far more time on their hands than I might be able to confirm this. Helluva concidence if true, no? Kind of in the way in which would-be Reagan assassin John Hinckley jr. was the son of a Colorado oilman with close business ties to none other than...George H.W. Bush, who would have become president should Reagan have died in 1981.

      Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

      by drewfromct on Fri Sep 14, 2007 at 12:20:00 PM PDT

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      House of Bush, House of Saud, it's where Moore got most of his source material (and AFAIK, nobody's successfully debunked anything in the book, either) with respect to that connection.

      IMO, everybody should read it, it documents the connections between the Saudi Royal Family, the media, and politicians of both political parties.

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      by alizard on Fri Sep 14, 2007 at 02:59:55 PM PDT

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      •  "and politicians of both political parties" (1+ / 0-)
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        Yes, including Madeleine Albright. I can't see why so many Kossacks have trouble believing that their party leaders are not the idealists they thought they were. It's pretty obvious, if you just Google a little.

        "That story is not worth the paper it's rotten on."--Dorothy Parker

        by martyc35 on Fri Sep 14, 2007 at 10:45:54 PM PDT

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