News World Leader Rejects Appeasement
posted by May 16 at 10:13 AMon
Unfortunately for George W. Bush, the appeasement-rejecting leader in this instance is the King of Saudi Arabia.
With the price of oil hitting record highs, President Bush used a private visit to King Abdullah’s ranch here Friday to make a second attempt to persuade the Saudi government to increase oil production and was rebuffed yet again….
When Mr. Bush was last here in January, a similar request caused him some embarrassment. The president asked the Saudi oil minister to increase production, and his request on that occasion was publicly turned down. He then took up the matter with the king, but the conversation did not get very far.