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Monday, May 10, 2004

Bush is in trouble; Call in the Saudis!
DUBAI (Reuters) - Leading OPEC producer Saudi Arabia Monday called on the oil cartel to raise supply limits by at least 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd), just over 6 percent, to prevent high crude prices from derailing global economic growth.

Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi issued a statement saying that an increase in output by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries was ``essential'' to balance global supply and demand after prices spiked to $40 a barrel last week.
If you were wondering why, back in late 2001 when the Bushies were arresting everyone with a tan, they let a bunch of bin Laden relatives and other assorted Saudis fly out of the US unquestioned, and why those 28 pages about the Saudis were redacted from the Congressional 9/11 report, well, this is why. American consumers are willing to stick their grandkids with a $200 billion bill for a stupid war on terrorism, but they'll turn around and vote for the candidate who keeps gasoline under $2 a gallon. Bush delivered for the Saudis; the Saudis are delivering for Bush. Quid. Pro. Quo.