Alternate post title: Bird Brains
In exchange for his promise to sell their government millions of dollars worth of “smart bomb” technology, the Saudis induldged in Bush’s fantasy to reenact scenes from his favorite movie, The Beastmaster.
Best sentence from the WaPo article covering his trip: “Bush, who dislikes late nights, stayed up well past his regular 9:30 p.m. bedtime for after-dinner talks with the king in the walled compound of his opulent palace.” O RLY?! And did they tell ghost stories later and then sneak down to the kitchen for cookies and milk? Huh? Huh? Breath? Bated.
Photo: US President George W. Bush, left, holds up a falcon with the Crown Prince of Adu Dhabi Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, right, at the Royal Stables at Al Asayl Racing and Equestrian Club, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, in near the town of Sowaihan, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)