“Saudi Arabia’s actions since September 11 speak volumes about where its sympathies lie.”

Mortimer Zuckerman, Editor-in-Chief, US News & World Report, 10/29/01: “The long U.S.-Saudi relationship based on oil, money, and personal ties with the highest political echelons has made it possible for the kingdom to escape U.S. criticism for its corruption, totalitarianism, and violations of human rights. The suppression of economic and political modernization at home, combined with an extremist religious ideology that promises salvation through a struggle with the West, has produced thousands of young people who buy the thesis of a clash of civilizations between Islam and the West.”