Saudi may reenforce Sunnis in Iraq




 
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January 17th, 2007  
Gator
 
 

Topic: Saudi may reenforce Sunnis in Iraq


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Saudis consider sending troops to Iraq<H2>Government ‘deeply skeptical’ al-Maliki can make Bush surge plan work</H2>
EXCLUSIVE
By Alex Johnson and Andrea Mitchell
MSNBC and NBC News
Updated: 5:01 p.m. ET Jan 16, 2007
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Saudi Arabia believes the Iraqi government is not up to the challenge and has told the United States that it is prepared to move its own forces into Iraq should the violence there degenerate into chaos, a senior U.S. official told NBC News on Tuesday.
Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal made no effort to mask his skepticism Tuesday about President Bush’s proposal to send 21,000 more U.S. troops to Iraq to stem sectarian fighting.
“We agree with the full objectives set by the new plan,” Saud said at a joint news conference in Riyadh with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is traveling in the region selling Bush’s plan. “We are hoping these objectives can be accomplished, but the means are not in our hands. They are in the hands of the Iraqis themselves.”
In fact, Saudi leaders are privately “deeply skeptical” that the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki could implement the U.S. plan, the senior U.S. official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell, who is traveling with Rice.
The Saudi government has signaled in the past that it would oppose an early withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, fearing it would leave minority Sunni Muslims at the mercy of Shiite Muslim militias.
The Saudis’ primary concern is the Sunni population of Anbar province, the senior U.S. official. The official said the Saudis had informed Washington that they were considering a plan to send troops into the province if Bush’s plan failed
Full Story:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16656642/

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Preisdent Bush has been in bed with the Saudis for quite some time, and his family has deep ties with the Saudis, so, I'm thinking if the Saudis do go into Iraq it will have been OK'd by the White House in advance.
January 17th, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 
tell me something i didn't know...
January 17th, 2007  
phoenix80
 
 
kinda old news
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January 17th, 2007  
Gator
 
 
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Originally Posted by phoenix80
kinda old news
It's an exclusive, Updated at 5:01 p.m. ET 16 Jan 2007
January 17th, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 
more proof media like to beat the dead horse... over and over and over and over
 


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