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Bill Brown

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Kevin Maney’s columns are normally a little too flippant for my tastes, but his most recent one featured this gem:

The prince used to own a minority chunk of the old Iridium in partnership with the Saudi Binladen Group, the company run by Osama bin Laden’s family. So in a way, some of the money that gave a start to the world’s most notorious terrorist partly funded a communications system helping the U.S. military blast Saddam’s army. Now that’s globalization.

I bet he was slapping himself on the back over that formulation. I know I would be.