I would rather the government be swapping spit with the Jews , than the Rag heads , I would love to see Saudi Arabia have to try to make it on her own . Considering the religious and ideological differences between the two peoples , we would have to choose one or the other , the balancing act trying to keep both would not last very long . Depending on how large the reserves are , it would be better for us long term , as the Israelis are more like us as a people than the Muslims are . I think they would be a far more loyal ally . As far as Cheney goes , they helped the Russians build their pipelines , then the Russians promptly kicked them out as soon as the contract expired lol . A deal is a deal , but we dont want your kind around here .