Saudi Money in Terrorist Hands

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Saudi Money in Terrorist Hands

You’ve heard the story by now. A draft report by the joint congressional committee looking into the September 11 attacks has concluded that the CIA and FBI did not aggressively pursue leads that might have linked the terrorists to Saudi Arabia.

Among those leads is the reported monetary donation by the wife of the Saudi ambassador to the United States that somehow wound up in the pockets of two of the 9-11 terrorists.

The Saudis indignantly claim the money was given to a charity based in the U.S. and they don’t know how the money wound up with the terrorists.

Hey, if you believe that, you’ll believe grass grows in the Sahara desert.

Money laundering isn’t anything new, but the state department wants to avoid upsetting the Saudis no matter what they do so they turn a blind eye to such things.

How much longer will it take before our leaders wake up? They’re killing Christian missionaries in Lebanon and Christian children in Pakistan. And they’ve killed thousands of us and want to kill more.

And this is a "peaceful religion," they keep telling us. If so, why don’t they go after the killers?

I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.