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Well, at least they buy our jets: A Saudi F-15C fighter jet, made in America! Well, at least they buy our jets: A Saudi F-15C fighter jet, made in America!

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In the run up to the Iraq war in 2002-03, Prime Minister Tony Blair of Great Britain worked so hard to get American approval that he was widely labelled as George W. Bush’s “poodle.”  But who today yelps loudest when the kings of Saudi Arabia (that poor excuse for a nation) say “bark”?  And when Israel’s reactionary government says, “go get ’em,” who’s the first to dash off?  Is the United States, under Obama — and Bush before him — acting any differently to Saudi Arabia and Israel than Blair did with the U.S. before the Iraq war?

Americans like to think of themselves as the alpha dog – beholden to no one, master of the pack.  But when you look at U.S. foreign policy today, the U.S. is more lap dog than…

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