Oh, they probably had more diplomatic phrasology than that. Probably threw in an “Allah be praised,” or two as well. Nevertheless, CNN.com is reporting (
without an actual article, as yet) that the Saudi Government has rejected Bush’s appeal to produce more oil.
Huh! Maybe he should have said, “C’mon, Saudi Arabia! You know I’m good for it.”
Later Update: Link and article is now up:
Oil surges, nears $128 on China use, Goldman note – May. 16, 2008
According to the White House, Saudia Arabia doesn’t see enough demand to increase production.