Sunday, June 10, 2007
All About The Cheddar
I'm not sure I understand what the problem is with Saudi Prince Bandar skimming $2 billion off the top of an arms deal between the British firm BAE and the Saudi government. Unless it's that Bandar used a government account instead of a personal one to launder the money.
And, frankly, who cares if the British government was in the know? As a Dutch ex-pat friend who spent alot of time in the Persian Gulf put it, That's the cost of doing business with the Saudis. To hear him tell it, you shouldn't even bother showing up unless you've got the briefcase full of Benjamins. And that's just to introduce yourself.
Oh, and, by the way... Try turning down $2 billion smackeroos someday. Just try it... Nah, I don't think so.