And speaking (see below) of disgusting stuff we do in obedience to our Saudi masters (Oooops! Sorry! That should be “allies.” Silly me!), how do you like this? Neither do I, and neither does Conrad, the Gweilo Diarist, to whom I owe thanks for the pointer.
[Oh, and here’s some more about the Kingdom, in a Times op-ed. Thanks to Matthew Yglesias for the pointer, and his comments about how fellow feeling among the folks in the “ahl bidness” might have something to do with our current policies.]