Methinks They Doth Protest Too Much….When I saw the rather large banner, “What Did the 9-11 Commission Say About Saudi Arabia?” across the top of my Washingtonpost.com screen, I said to myself, well, that’s gotta be an ad by the Saudis. And, sure enough, if you click on the ad, you jump to a page where our helpful friends at the Saudi Embassy (you know, the one protected by Secret Service agents…) tell us that there is no evidence that the Saudi government funds al-Qaeda, that the Saudis have, in fact, been hunting down that rascal Osama bin Laden for quite some time now, and other interesting tidbits about how great the Saudis are. I don’t know about you, but that sets my mind at ease.
Amy Sullivan is a Chicago-based journalist who has written about religion, politics, and culture as a senior editor for Time, National Journal, and Yahoo. She was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 2004 to 2006.More by Amy Sullivan