Sunday, May 15, 2005
Our friends the Saudis: Today's Washington Post has an article showing that "memorial" Web sites of jihadis in Iraq list a majority of Saudis -- many of them college students or from wealthy families.
This tells us a couple of things.
First, the complaints by much of the American and European left that the hatred of America is due to poverty or a lack of positive/productive life opportunities is a bunch of hooey. As the Powerline guys have noted, they come from a culture that glorifies and celebrates death above all else.
Second, it tells us the Saudis still aren't serious about reforming their society and cracking down on the Wahabbi/jihadi culture that they not only cultivate within Saudi Arabia, but that they also export around the world.