The House of Saud and the House of Bush: an issue for 2004?

MyDD has a great picture of Bush and Prince Bandar, and makes the argument that the Bush-Saudi relationship is a huge potential vulnerability for GWB. Bob Graham isn’t the perfect candidate for 2004, but if he’s the only one prepared to make that point long and loud he may be the only one who can win. (The George Will column MyDD links to is worth pondering: it would be unimaginable tha Will would write in those terms about any other Democratic candidate.)

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com