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Saddam's Claims of U.S. Torture 'Bear Consideration'

December 23, 2005 // Arab News - Saudi Arabia - English

There can be little doubt that Washington hoped Saddam Hussein would be killed during their Iraq invasion. During the massive preliminary aerial bombardment, a Stealth bomber deliberately targeted a restaurant where it was believed the Iraqi dictator was eating. However when Saddam was pulled from an underground bolt [Read more]

Condoleeza's Double-Speak in Europe

December 14, 2005 // Arab View - Saudi Arabia - English

We still recall the improbable image of President Bill Clinton on television wagging his finger at the American people and saying with a straight face: "I did not have sex with that woman, Monica Lewinsky." Clearly the man thought that his salacious activities in the Oval Office with the 20-year-old intern did not [Read more]

The 'Painfully Clueless Karen Hughes'

October 5, 2005 // Arab News - Saudi Arabia - English

If all the world’s a stage, then what’s playing on it is America as morality play. And the painfully clueless Undersecretary of State Karen Hughes, who visited the Middle East last week to promote what is now called “public diplomacy” - the use of culture to foster goodwill toward the U.S. - is the new drama [Read more]

Building Bridges with Americans and Jews

October 2, 2005 // Arab View - Saudi Arabia - English

American visitors to Saudi Arabia come with their baggage of perceptions and on day one get their first cultural shock - especially those who come for the first time. Thanks to the media and the educational system, our image as backward, savage fundamentalists persists. Misperceptions lead to perception, and if they [Read more]

Syria Seeks to Save Itself from America’s Wrath

July 10, 2005 // Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia - Arabic

Damascus: Syrian-American relations hit a new low after the U.S. Treasury Department’s latest decision to freeze the assets of Syrian Interior Minister Ghazi Kanaan and Rustum Ghazali, who was Syria’s military intelligence chief in Lebanon prior to Syria’s recent withdrawal. This move makes it clear that the [Read more]

Syria Seeks to Save Itself from America’s Wrath

July 3, 2005 // Al-Riyadh - Saudi Arabia - Arabic

Damascus: Syrian-American relations hit a new low after the U.S. Treasury Department’s latest decision to freeze the assets of Syrian Interior Minister Ghazi Kanaan and Rustum Ghazali, who was Syria’s military intelligence chief in Lebanon prior to Syria’s recent withdrawal. This move makes it clear that the [Read more]
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