Our Saudi Ally: US Occupation of Iraq is Illegal

Speaking to the Arab summit in Riyadh, the king warned that unless Arab governments settle their differences, the United States would continue to dictate the region's politics. The king, one of our very, very, very few allies in the region, described the US troop presence in Iraq as an ILLEGITIMATE OCCUPATION.

King Abdullah certainly appears to assume that Bush's "strategy" in Iraq is certain to fail, and he is seeking a new policy for Iraq, a policy that must be coordinated with Syria.

Abdullah is also very angry that Bush is letting the Palestine issue fester, and that he pushed for open elections in Palestine, but then cut off the freely elected Hamas government.