Has anyone noticed how quickly the Moroccan authorities have pursued and arrested those linked to the bombings in Casablanca of just a few days ago? It seems almost instantaniously Moroccan police had hunted down at least some of those responsible for the bombing. They also were quick to declare their intent to root out terrorists from their country.
The Moroccan Interior Minister defiantly stated, "The Kingdom of Morocco will never surrender to terrorists and will not allow anyone to disturb its security." A statement from the King outlined the determination of the authorities to capture those responsible. "The acts perpetrated in Casablanca are the work of an international network of terrorism, and Morocco is determined to crack down on it without mercy."
Now let's compare that to the reaction of the Saudis. After yet another terrorist bombing in their kingdom, the Saudis were virtually silent. There was little in the way of condemnation, and there certainly was no active pursuit of the gunmen and bombers responsible for the attacks.
So who deserves our praise, Morocco or Saudi Arabia? Not the corrupt House of Saud, yet without fail Colin Powell praised the efforts of the Saudis even as they insisted on a simple "observatory" role for our FBI and CIA agents trying to investigate the bombings that killed eight Americans.
When will we free ourselves from this corrupt, double-faced nation that is a virtual incubator for terrorists?