Dec 15 2007

Saudis Buying A US President

Published by at 11:55 am under All General Discussions

Picture this scenario: Saudis flock to donate large amounts to a Presidential cause prior to 9-11. The President avoids hard decisions and proclamations concerning the rise of dangerous Islamic extremists the Saudi Kingdom. The President overturns the national security leaders and diverts assets from killing or capturing a terrorist leader, ordering them into to change their focus to someplace else. Then Saudi terrorists sneak into our country on visas the Saudi Government provided in a controversial program supported by the President that streamlined access to US visas.

If that President was George W Bush it would be evidence to all the conspiracy theorists that Bush and Cheney orchestrated the 9-11 attacks as a way to go to war in the Middle East. They would be screaming about collusion between al-Qaeda and the GOP. But that President was not George W Bush – it was William Jefferson Clinton:

Bill Clinton’s presidential library raised more than 10 percent of the cost of its $165 million facility from foreign sources, with the most generous overseas donation coming from Saudi Arabia, according to interviews yesterday.

The royal family of Saudi Arabia gave the Clinton facility in Little Rock about $10 million, roughly the same amount it gave toward the presidential library of George H.W. Bush, according to people directly familiar with the contributions.

It is key to note George H.W. Bush saved the Kingdom from Saddam Hussein by sending our forces into free Kuwait. But I am also sure the donations to the Bush library came AFTER he left office. And it is not like Clinton has not been dogged by claims he used his powers for donations:

Clinton has also been challenged by members of Congress for accepting a reported $450,000 donation to his library from the former wife of fugitive financier Marc Rich before he granted Rich a pardon for tax evasion in 2001. Neither Clinton nor the Rich family confirmed the donation.

But let’s play a little game of wild conspiracy theory – as the wingnuts do on the left. Let’s say the Saudis did intend to buy off Clinton. Let’s say they wanted to appease the Wabihists in their country who had grown strong after the gulf war. Let’s assume a wave of radical islam was washing over the kingdom and the royal family decided the only way to survive was to ally with Bin Laden’s forces.

Ok, everything up until that last part about partnering with Bin Laden is actually true! Sorry, I was supposed to be wildly speculating not repeating known facts. Old habits hard to break.

Let’s assume Bill Clinton and the Democrats also realized the damage from his impeachment were going to give the GOP control of all three elected centers of power in DC (Congress, Senate, White House). Let’s say they were sufficiently concerned with being locked out of power for years to come they were willing to leave the GOP President all sorts of messes to clean up. Some of it would be simple vandalism of the White House. But other options might include bungling of the hand over of the levers of government.

OK, Ok,… I am doing it again! All that happened. Let me see if I can get it right this time.

So a desperate Democrat Leadership, out to cripple the incoming Bush administration, allies with Saudi leaders who had promised to release the pressure on Bin Laden and give him some more room to operate. The Saudis donate huge amounts of money to the Clinton library, Clinton starts fumbling the effort to track down Bin Laden. The Saudis promise Bin Laden his minions more access to America and they get special permission from Clinton’s administration to set up a visa program that blinds US intelligence to who is getting access. Clinton only makes one request, don’t do anything why he is President, then his team fails to alert the incoming Bush team of the threat from Bin Laden and his group.

OK, that seems much better – no facts, simple speculation. Let’s see what else we can do here?

Everyone assumed Bush would be overwhelmed by the attack and the country will turn to Gore or the Dems in 2004 when he did fumble. It did not happen. And then the whole thing almost fell apart. For those who knew, it was not surprising that National Security Advisor Sandy Burger had to go in and destroy some evidence that was accidentally left behind (all the rest had been destroyed years ago – as evidenced by deletion of all the Able Danger data) during the nation’s investigation of the events leading up to 9-11. It was a close call, the entire Clinton-Saudi deal had almost been exposed.

Democrats knew they would have to support Bush initially, but there was always the back up plan in case he did not falter. That plan included the leaking of fake stories about fake forged intelligence to the media, claiming Bush lied to America to support his strategic decisions. It also included the exposure of our national security tools like the NSA and SWIFT program so that Bin Laden’s minions could plan how to get around them and succeeding in a second attack. Because a second successful attack would allow the Dems to paint Bush as incompetent, no matter how many attacks he diverted.

Mmmm, I seem to be drifting back into fact based reality again. Let me see if I can make a huge leap here and get this conspiracy theory really moving.

When no more attacks happened the Democrats had only one more option left – they needed to make sure America lost the war in Iraq. If that happened then they could still stick with their plan to show Bush as incompetent and convince the nation new leadership would be required. Now the deal they made with the Saudis to remove the pressure in Bin Laden had faded into the dark past. There was no hope anyone would know of their collusion to take power by allowing the US to be attacked on their opponent’s watch.

So they did what they could to lose Iraq, calling for reduction of troops, pushing useless and impossible milestone on the Iraqi government. And they saw their plans finally start to pay off. Iraq became a violent disaster in the making and they were able to take over Congress. All they needed to do was seal the fate of the GOP was make sure al-Qaeda could win. They even sent their top leader to Syria to meet with President Assad to discuss how to play the game once Bush was out of office and the Islamists and Democrats would stage cease-fire as part of their power sharing agreement.

Then something truly bad happened – Iraqis rose up and joined the American forces to defeat al-Qaeda. Bush was succeeding and heading to victory. And there had not been an attack on the country despite their attempts to disable our defenses. The Democrats had less than a year to make something happen so they could blame Bush and the GOP. Then the Clinton machine came up with their most devious and risky plan yet…..

Boy, coming up with wild conspiracy theories is pretty interesting, but I think I prefer to stick with reality.

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Saudis Buying A US President”

  1. kathie says:

    AJ you’re oh so correct and they are sooooooo sick.

  2. cali_sun says:

    Louis Freeh, former FBI, actually stated in his book, that Clinton hit up the Saudis for cash, rather than finding out what happened regarding Khobar Towers bombing. The bombing was at no value to Clinton, only the cash was.
    I’m wondering why NYT, and WP beginning to expose the ‘secret’ contributions to Clintons library??
    Call me cynical, but would Clinton, and his followers be that corrupt to sacrifice 3000 lives?
    This is beyond belief, and one can only hope that the Clinton’s will NEVER ever get close to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave!

  3. WWS says:

    The only real flaw in this scenario is that it assumes that Democrats look more than one into the future when thinking up policy plans. I haven’t seen any evidence of that yet.

    dem policy decisions = whatever feels good and happens to suit their ideological preferences at the moment. No thought required. Ever.

  4. BarbaraS says:


    Boy, coming up with wild conspiracy theories is pretty interesting, but I think I prefer to stick with reality.

    When are you going to start? All your points seem valid to me. Never doubt the dems aren’t capable of all that.


    Call me cynical, but would Clinton, and his followers be that corrupt to sacrifice 3000 lives?

    It was only a miracle that it was only 3000 lives lost. When I saw those planes hit those buildings I thought there would be ten or twenty thousand lives lost since so many people worked and visited those two buildings. And yes, Clinton is callous enought to sacrifice those lives for cash. There is no low that the Clintons and the dems will not sink to as they have proven again and again.

  5. BarbaraS says:

    It ought to be against the law for political candidates to accept foreign money. This is an egregious conflict of interest and does verge on pols being bought. If these contributions become puglic knowledge people will wonder about the pols’ loyalty or at least they should.

    Who else bought Bill Clinton? We know China did. Probably Iran did with the sale of the nuke trigger. And now the Saudis. There’s no telling who he sold our secrets to.