2,979. 10/22/2001

“Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., for example, Delaware Democrat and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Monday [October 22, 2001] that Saudi Arabia ‘is funding hatred.’ He also said the United States had ‘gone overboard’ in its ‘love affair’ with Saudi Arabia. ‘I know they’ve got a lot of oil, but they need us more than we need them,’ he told editors at The New York Times.”

 – Elaine Sciolino and Neil MacFarquhar, “Naming of Hijackers as Saudis May Further Erode Ties to U.S.,” The New York Times, Oct. 25, 2001

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