Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Gerald Posner on the Saudi-US Connection

Gerald Posner returned to my KMOX show today to talk about "Secrets of the Kingdom," his new book about the inside story of the Saudi-US connection and how our "partners in peace" use their petrodollars to influence the American power elite, plus shocking revelations about how the Saudis have developed a nuclear fail-safe system to protect their oil wells and supply. If you have any doubt that the Saudis are more dangerous to the US than Iraq ever was, listen to what Gerald has to say. This is important stuff.  Listen to the conversation here.

Off the air, Gerald told me that he's had trouble getting some mainstream media to book him as a guest, because they're too busy with segments about the Michael Jackson trial and other nonsense. He commented that news priorities have changed in just the last couple of years since his last book, Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11." For instance, one major morning TV show that has always welcomed him in the past refused to even talk to him about "Secrets of the Kingdom" -- either because his information is too incendiary, or the current political climate makes them afraid to tell any story that might create a backlash.

That's a sad commentary on the current state of the news media. I'm more than happy to have him on my show, and the response from my listeners -- and people buying his books -- shows that there's a huge appetite for Gerald's work.