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One dominant strand to the Saudi identity pertains directly to Muhammad ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhab (the founder of Wahhabism), and the use to which his radical, exclusionist puritanism was put by Ibn Saud. (The latter was then no more than a minor leader -- amongst many -- of continually sparring and raiding Bedouin tribes in the baking and desperately poor deserts of the Nejd.)
I could not agree more! Largely speaking, I measure a persons goodness and inherent worth, by whether or not they are foolish and ignorant enough to believe that they are capable of controlling anything other than their own conduct, or that they ought to be capable of such a thing. Those who know that controlling themselves is the only responsibility they have, tend to be worth more to me than those who are about controlling other things, and people.
When asked if this song was written as a love letter to the current (Bush) administration, singer/songwriter Roger Clyne responds cryptically, "It could be." But it could also be about your own administration, he says. Everybody's got one and typically everybody's administration has let them down at one point, or tried to push for things that required no pushing.
originally posted by: intrptr
The politician said the plan was announced to the Iraqi government during a visit by US Senator John McCain.
That creep is going to get us all killed.
originally posted by: pirhanna
McCain and Obama have been in lock step on foreign policy since day 1. They both are CIA guys so that makes sense.
McCain, chairman of the Senate armed services committee and Graham told reporters during a visit to Baghdad that US personnel could provide logistical and intelligence support to a proposed 100,000-strong force from Sunni Arab countries like Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Graham said special forces would also be included.