Stupid Bush in Saudi Arabia rattling the beggar’s cup, again

Sam Johns

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (BNW) —
One day after wolfing about the security of Israel, and calling other politicians weak of supporting the Jewish, Stupid Bush went to Saudi Arabia Friday rattling the beggar’s cup buy requesting them to pump more oil.

Fool, didn’t you know that Saudi Arabia was the biggest hater the Israel? And, for you to just leave Israel loving them, and next go to Saudi Arabia and beg for oil, shows that you have a cognitive imbalance beyond belief… are you stupid? The Saudis said hell now, we won’t go along with that… as a result, Stupid Bush's request for them to immediately pump more oil to lower record prices was dead on arrival.

Even after Saudi Arabia denied his request, Stupid Bush walked around with Saudi King Abdullah in Riyadh all day Friday holding hands. The Saudis said they would increase production if customers demanded it, Steven Hadley, Bush's national security adviser, said.

Bush is spending much of the day in closed-door meetings with King Abdullah, the Saudi ruler.

Friday's visit was Bush's second trip to the kingdom this year, coming as oil prices reached a new record high Friday of more than $127 a barrel. When he traveled to Riyadh in January, his request for the Saudis to pump more oil was also rejected.

Oil prices were just below $100 a barrel in January, and Americans were paying an average of $3.06 for a gallon of gasoline. They were paying $3.78 on Friday, following more than week of record highs every day.

"Clearly, the price of gas is too high for Americans, and it's causing a hardship for many families of low income. But it also is not allowing our economy to grow as strong as it could," spokeswoman Dana Perino said en route to Saudi Arabia.

"One of the best ways to have lower prices is if there was a better calibration between the laws of supply and demand. We have little — not enough supply, and too high demand. Trying to get more supply out there is good for everyone," she said.

But Saudi Arabia — and many economists — say the high prices are a result of market speculation, the weak dollar, and demand from the developing world rather than a shortage of supply.

"We will raise production when the market justifies it. This is our policy," Ali al-Naimi, Saudi Arabia's minister of petroleum and mineral resources, said during Bush's first visit in January. "Our interest is to hopefully keep supply matching demand with minimum volatility in the international oil market," he added.

Saudi Arabia maintains spare production capacity of about 2 million barrels per day use when there is "an unexpected need," al-Naimi said in January.

Stupid Bush also discussed oil industry security and peaceful nuclear cooperation with the Saudis. His trip, part of a Middle East tour that began in Israel and will continue to Egypt, marks the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Washington and Riyadh

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