Why??? perhaps incompetence...perhaps they know they will bungle things in the middle east....perhaps bush is in the Saudi camp and tolerates the wahabists. In a claim that could fuel conspiracy theories about the recent oil price decline – in an interview to be broadcast on CBS on Sunday – Mr Woodward described a conversation between Prince Bandar bin Sultan and Mr Bush in which the former Saudi ambassador said he could ease oil prices ahead of the elections. "They could go down very quickly. That's the Saudi pledge. Certainly over the summer, or as we get closer to the election, they could increase production several million barrels a day," Mr Woodward said. http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/provider/providerarticle.asp?feed=FT&Date=20060929&ID=6066214 osama bin laden actually helped bush win the last election was that a strategic move on his part ...wanting incompetence in power in regards to the only super power in the world??? If true ..how amazing is it that the bush culture allows the Saudis to pull each others chain...reprehensible. Again from Woodward book who the bush administration actually lauded his first two books to the point of including it on the administration web site....my guess this one will not make the website.