With Friends Like These

Re "America Should Not Turn Its Back on a Faithful Friend," Commentary, Jan. 13: With "friends" like those in the Saudi monarchy, who needs enemies? Clyde Prestowitz wants friends? I'll give him friends.

Friends do not finance radical Islamic groups that go around convincing young men to fly Boeing 767s into office buildings in exchange for 71 virgins. Friends do not subsidize a state religious establishment endlessly calling for the destruction of the U.S. Friends do not support Islamic charities that support terrorists. Friends do not refuse investigative assistance to the FBI when U.S. citizens are killed in such acts of terror as the Khobar Towers bombing. The Saudi monarchs are our friends? I see no evidence of it.

Carl W. Goss

Los Angeles

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