Tim Blair


New Criterion



Friday, October 18, 2002
IT'S ALL ABOUT OIL and a right-wing conspiracy.

“The Saudis have funded schools all over the world, and the extreme right-wing of the
Saudi theological establishment has been allowed to run amok.”

And now there’s terrorism – and with the Hawks in Washington it makes for some frightening politics.

Oil, fanatics and fear.

Now there's a definition of "right wing" that doesn't fit on anyone's spectrum.

But, hell, you don't expect the pre-schoolers to call a spade by its correct name if it doesn't come from their dictionary.