You gotta wonder if the Bush administration thinks people won’t notice it when they:
President Bush decided Wednesday to waive any financial sanctions on Saudi Arabia, Washington’s closest Arab ally in the war on terrorism, for failing to do enough to stop the modern-day slave trade in prostitutes, child sex workers and forced laborers.
In June, the State Department listed 14 countries as failing to adequately address trafficking problems, subjecting them all to possible sanctions if they did not crack down.
You know, if you’re gonna have a ideology of spreading democracy and freedom, it’s pretty damned duplicitous to create different standards of conduct based on how much money money is changed hands by private business.
Entangling alliance indeed.