Trump should allow Saudis

to pay for their own wars

Re: “Oil prices surge as attack on Saudi facility disrupts output” (, Sept. 15):

Even liberals could see one reason to prefer Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton: her gung-ho foreign policy. Now we shall see if, freed of John Bolton as national security adviser, the president is in fact capable of exercising restraint.

Saudi Arabia’s oil business has suffered a blow. What should be our response? Why, indifference! This is the country whose festering religion brought us 9/11, and in whose embassy was butchered a respected columnist for the Washington Post.

No, whatever his motive, the Saudis should pay for their own wars. This is a time for Mr. Trump to insist to his cabinet that American forces stay put.

Mike Bloxham

Port Costa


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