2003 Press Release

Saudi Ambassador Comments on Capture of Saddam Hussein
[Washington, DC] -- Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Bandar bin Sultan welcomed the capture of Saddam Hussein today and issued the following statement:

"The capture of Saddam Hussein will end an infamous chapter of history for Iraq and the region.  Saddam Hussein was a menace to the Arab world, and his reign of terror will be remembered for its brutality, aggression and oppression.  His capture is another step in Iraq's path toward peace and unity for all of its people.

"We commend President George Bush and all those who have been instrumental in Saddam's capture.  As Edmund Burke once said, 'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.'  The actions of these good men have removed a great evil from the world.

"We wish the Iraqi people success in rebuilding their country and their institutions, and stand by them in their hour of need."