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Saudi King Calls Occupation In Iraq "Illegitimate"

Wow, talk about Bush really losing his base. The Agonist: While I'm sure it's a lot more complicated, and perhaps others with more foreign

bush-kingabdullah.jpg Wow, talk about Bush really losing his base.

The Agonist:

While I'm sure it's a lot more complicated, and perhaps others with more foreign policy/Middle East expertise than me can comment, I noted two related stories this morn, one in the NYT and one in WaPo that I think are big time indicators with big time negative repercussions for BushCo. In the NYT, we learn Saudi King Abdullah has publicly condemned the US occupation of Iraq in this story.

``In beloved Iraq, blood flows between brothers in the shadow of illegitimate foreign occupation and hateful sectarianism, threatening a civil war,'' he (Abdullah) added.

Jim Hoagland's column in WaPo says Abdullah cancelled a state dinner to be held in his honor at the White House in April. [..]

Oh yeah. Hoagland notes Bush BFF King Abdullah of Jordan also cancelled a state dinner visit slated for September. An emerging pattern it would seem.
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