February 1, 2007, - 10:13 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Saudi Arabia, yesterday, appointed Adel Al-Jubeir–the country’s cold-hearted former press flack and eternal BS artist–to be the country’s U.S. Ambassador.
As I’ve noted on this site many times, Al-Jubeir “dated” (euphemism) NBC News correspondent and “Weekend Today” host Campbell Brown for a long time, a total conflict of interest. It affected her coverage of Saudi topics in the news, such as the 2002 visit of then-Crown Prince (now King) Abdullah to the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas.
At the time, the U.S. acquiesced to Abdullah’s insistence on no women in the Air Traffic Control Tower or on the tarmac at the Waco Airport. Brown conveniently did not memntion this, but instead delivered a gushing story on Abdullah. Very pleasing to her then-boyfriend, Al-Jubeir, I’m sure. Ditto for her friendly interviews with HAMAS leaders, recipients of a lot of cold, hard Saudi cash.
For those who are not familiar with Al-Jubeir, he went to high school part of the time in Texas and was most prominently seen defending Saudi Arabia everywhere in the media after 9/11. His appearance on “60 Minutes” defending the Saudi’s holding hostage of the American children of Patricia Roush, was a most cold-hearted one.
Look for more of that with Al-Jubeir’s performance as Saudi Ambassador. The man has no emotion or sense of the importance of empathy and compassion for Americans whose children are kidnapped by Saudi nationals and others whose family members were murdered by 15 Saudi hijackers on 9/11.
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