HOUSE OF BUSH/HOUSE OF SAUD03/25/04
In this new book investigative reporter Craig Unger looks back at the 30 year relationship between two of the most powerful, political families in the world. Unger writes that the Bush family owes a lot of its financial good fortune to the Saudi royal family and has used its connections to the family to carry out its foreign policy aims. He also argues that the unusually close relationship may have ultimately led to the terror attacks of 9/11. Unger explores one of the big mysteries of the terror attacks: why were 140 Saudi nationals allowed to fly out of the United States in the days immediately following 9/11 when all commercial air travel was grounded. Among the passengers: several relatives of Osama Bin-Laden.