43 Questions about the U.S.-Saudi Relationship

43 Questions about the U.S.-Saudi Relationship

Those still scratching their heads over President Trump’s 636-word screed last month on the U.S.-Saudi relationship need not despair. The following quiz should clear up any misconceptions about the country with which we are to remain a “steadfast partner” in the Middle East region. Hint: Some answers may be used more than once. Sec. 1. Islamic Extremism 16 free response questions. Time limit: 10 minutes. In which country were 15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers born, raised, educated and radicalized?   With which country's religious and political establishment do Boko Haram, ISIS, al-Qaeda...

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Decency is dead. John McCain killed it.

John McCain is dead, and the usual suspects of the centrist establishment have emerged to scold those who question why the standard-bearer for American imperialism has become an irreproachable hero overnight. They say that to speak ill of McCain now is to play politics with a dead man, even though praising him as profusely as they have is inherently a political act. Nevertheless, cable news, McCain’s henchmen and the late Senator’s posthumous cult of personality have demanded from opposing voices, “Where is your decency?” The obvious reply is to ask where McCain’s decency was in a...

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