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    Bush fails to win Saudi help on gas prices
    By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - President Bush failed to win the help he sought from Saudi Arabia to relieve skyrocketing American gas prices Friday, a setback for the former Texas oilman who took office predicting he would jawbone oil-producing nations to help the U.S.

    Bush got a red-carpet welcome to this desert kingdom, home to the world's largest oil reserves, and promised to ask King Abdullah to increase production to reduce pressure on prices, which soared past $127 for the first time Friday. But Saudi officials said they already were meeting the needs of their customers worldwide and there was no need to pump more.

    Their answer recalled Bush's trip to Saudi Arabia in January when he urged an increase in production but was rebuffed.

    Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi said the kingdom decided on May 10 to increase production by 300,000 barrels a day to help meet U.S. needs after Venezuela and Mexico cut back deliveries.

    "Supply and demand are in balance today," al-Naimi told a news conference, bristling at criticism from the U.S. Congress. "How much does Saudi Arabia need to do to satisfy people who are questioning our oil practices and policies?"

    Early this week, Senate Democrats introduced a resolution to block $1.4 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia unless Riyadh agreed to increase its oil production by 1 million barrels per day.

    Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said the discussion with Bush about oil was friendly. "He didn't punch any tables or shout at anybody," the minister said. "I think he was satisfied."

    That couldn't be said for at least one of the candidates hoping to succeed Bush in January. Said Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton: "I think it's very important that we do something more dramatic than going to have tea with the Saudis."

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    Default Re: Bush fails to win Saudi help on gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by dc428 View Post
    Bush fails to win Saudi help on gas prices
    By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - President Bush failed to win the help he sought from Saudi Arabia to relieve skyrocketing American gas prices Friday, a setback for the former Texas oilman who took office predicting he would jawbone oil-producing nations to help the U.S..
    That was reverse phsycology..What "W" really meant was he would "Jawbone The American People". (you gotta love "W" and those republicans they really do have our backs) YEAH RIGHT

    Bush got a red-carpet welcome to this desert kingdom, home to the world's largest oil reserves, and promised to ask King Abdullah to increase production to reduce pressure on prices, which soared past $127 for the first time Friday. But Saudi officials said they already were meeting the needs of their customers worldwide and there was no need to pump more.
    At a 127 dollars a barrel did he expect them to do anything otherwise ?? I can hear hear him now "what if I say pretty please" then I can hear the king of saudi replying "simon says" and then "W" say "ok" and then gets on Air-force-1 and comes home and tells us,, "golly gee I tried to help but those Saudis are playing it tough".


    Their answer recalled Bush's trip to Saudi Arabia in January when he urged an increase in production but was rebuffed.
    That worked out real well did it not ??


    Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi said the kingdom decided on May 10 to increase production by 300,000 barrels a day to help meet U.S. needs after Venezuela and Mexico cut back deliveries.
    ??? They cut back say 300,000 barrels and Saudi's give 300,000 looks like "W" needs to talk to to someone who cares cause King turban does not.

    "Supply and demand are in balance today," al-Naimi told a news conference, bristling at criticism from the U.S. Congress. "How much does Saudi Arabia need to do to satisfy people who are questioning our oil practices and policies?"
    Just pump some oil say enough to keep the world from going into,,, say a worldwide oil crisis..

    Early this week, Senate Democrats introduced a resolution to block $1.4 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia unless Riyadh agreed to increase its oil production by 1 million barrels per daySaudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said the discussion with Bush about oil was friendly. "He didn't punch any tables or shout at anybody," the minister said. "I think he was satisfied."
    Stop all the food we import to Saudi Arabia and just say hey "the American people see no need in giving you food when you have so much crude to eat & drink"..

    That couldn't be said for at least one of the candidates hoping to succeed Bush in January. Said Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton: "I think it's very important that we do something more dramatic than going to have tea with the Saudis."
    Yes Like telling them no oil no food it is very simple and I think far more effective than not selling them guns that they can buy from Russia or China..




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