"When in Rome, do as the Romans do." Same goes for our newly elected senators and representatives.
Under-the-table deals, kickbacks, shady deals with lobbyists and deals made behind closed doors, like in Desert Storm.
Not one politician made the argument to the Saudis: We save your kingdom, you give us cheap oil. Same as Iraq, no oil deals. Oh let's correct that, no deals we heard of!
Daddy Bush made deals with the Saudis, just as baby Bush has. They are millionaires today. Yet do you hear the rumble of the fall of the Roman Empire?
Wait, I hear Cousin McCain's empire starting. Remember, the fall of the Roman Empire came from the citizens of Rome, not the elite they served.
Stand up and be counted, honest countrymen. All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing!
NOEL HUGH RUTHERFORD