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.