Sunday, August 19, 2007
"What will the Saudis say?"
'Problem is, many American diplomats, spies, journalists and academics who focus on the Middle East simply cannot understand the region without the notion of Sunni dominance . The supposedly marginal minorities, such as the Shiites and the Kurds, should always be subservient to the Sunnis, goes this line of thinking. It doesn't matter if the Shiites and Kurds constitute over 80 percent of the Iraqi nation; "What will the Saudis say?" is the refrain of this crowd.'