posted on Apr, 18 2004 @ 05:11 PM
Just saw this story on Reuters:
Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, promised President Bush the Saudis would cut oil prices before November to
ensure the U.S. economy is strong on election day, journalist Bob Woodward said in a television interview on Sunday.
In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes" about his new book "Plan of Attack" on the Bush administration's preparations for the Iraq war,
Woodward, a senior editor at the Washington Post, said Prince Bandar pledged the Saudi's would try to fine-tune oil prices to prime the U.S. economy
for the election -- a move they understood would favor Bush's re-election.
Questioned about his assertion at a time when oil prices are nearing a 13-year high, Woodward responded:
"They're high. And they could go down very quickly. That's the Saudi pledge. Certainly over the summer or as we get closer to the election they
could increase production several million barrels a day and the price would drop significantly
Does anyone think he will still honor this?
I know Bandar and Bush are close but who do you think will be better as far as Saud Arabia and the Middle East are concerned?
Bush or Kerry?
[Edited on 18-4-2004 by AceOfBase]