September 28, 2005

Saudis export women & children, Bush to look other way

A few days old, but the news disapointed me very much: Bush Waives Saudi Trafficking Sanctions.

President Bush decided Wednesday to waive any financial sanctions on Saudi Arabia, Washington's closest Arab ally in the war on terrorism, for failing to do enough to stop the modern-day slave trade in prostitutes, child sex workers and forced laborers.

[...] In addition to Saudi Arabia, Ecuador and Kuwait — another U.S. ally in the Middle East — were given a complete pass on any sanctions, Jordan said. Despite periodic differences, oil-rich Saudi Arabia and the United States have a tight alliance built on economic and military cooperation.

H/T: Patrick

There is so much that could be said about this, but it's all wasted breath.

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Posted by Kyer at September 28, 2005 09:22 PM | TrackBack