I mean, how else should we take their chief justice calling for jihad against US forces in Iraq as well donate cash towards said endeavors? And from the comfort of a government mosque, no less.
Moreover, Sheikh al-Luhaidan is hardly speaking a vacuum here, judging from the usual attendant holy men making similar statements while on the government payroll. Near as I can tell, the Saudi position seems to be somewhat akin to the blessing for the Tsar offered by the rabbi in "Fiddler on the Roof":
May God bless and keep al-Qaeda ... far away from us.
This might be something to raise with the
Clown Crown Prince the next time he visits the ranch, don't you think? Yes, yes, I know that the Saudis have oil that we need, but this kind of continual behavior makes Adel al-Jubeir and the other Saudi mouthpieces look less and less credible every time they go on TV to talk about how much they hate terrorism.
UPDATE: Winds of Change.NET's Saudi Arabia Topic Archive has more material, ranging from Saudi duplicity over the years, to oil infrastructure issues, to Bin Laden's messages and their Saudi audience.