There’s a report at the New York Times that Iran isn’t the only Iraq neighbor stirring up trouble, as the Saudis provide financial support for Sunnis who may or may not be insurgents, but they’re also providing misinformation in attempts to throw out Iraq’s Shiite leadership.
Bush administration officials are voicing increasing anger at what they say has been Saudi Arabia’s counterproductive role in the Iraq war. They say that beyond regarding Mr. Maliki as an Iranian agent, the Saudis have offered financial support to Sunni groups in Iraq. Of an estimated 60 to 80 foreign fighters who enter Iraq each month, American military and intelligence officials say that nearly half are coming from Saudi Arabia and that the Saudis have not done enough to stem the flow.
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