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12/16/2004

Our Freedom is Better Than Yours

I'm certainly not advocating Osama bin Laden's tactics in way, but he does raise a good point in his message released today. Part of his message calls for the overthrow of Saudi oppressive government and allowing the Saudi people to pick their own rulers. "The sins the regime committed are great ... it practiced injustices against the people, violating their rights, humiliating their pride," the speaker said. He accused the Saudi royal family of misspending public money while "millions of people are suffering from poverty and deprivation."

This begs the question, why do we get to decide that Iraqi's should get to pick their own leaders while those Saudi Arabia are not allowed to do the same? I think the answer is that none of this is really about freedom, but more about oil. Just a thought.

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