Prince Bandar bin Sultan

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Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia's "veteran ambassador to the United States, has resigned 'for private reasons,' the Saudi Foreign Ministry" said Wednesday, July 20, 2005. "Bandar, who served in Washington for more than 20 years and had close ties with several U.S. presidents, will be replaced by Prince Turki al-Faisal, the former intelligence chief who is currently ambassador to London," according to Reuters News Service. [1]

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"Good afternoon. I am His Royal Highness Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. I serve America in the important dual role of longtime Bush family investor and official spokesman for the dictatorial Islamist monarchy that produced Osama bin Laden and fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. As a regular overnight guest in both the White House and Bush private residences in Crawford and Kennebunkport, I take great pains to selflessly dictate the President's thinking on American policy matters large and small – and have been a particularly valuable advisor in the war against eroding petroleum profits." White House, July 16, 2004.

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  • Elsa Walsh, "The Prince," Saudi-US Relations Information Service, March 24, 2003.