ADVISOR TO THE PRESIDENTA favorite of the world's leaders (read UK/US), and a buddy of Collin Powel, Bandar and Powel were key players in the Iran-contra (involving shipment of American weapons through Israel to Iran, during the Iran-Iraq war.)
Good afternoon. I am His Royal Highness Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. I serve America in the important dual role of longtime Bush family investor and official spokesman for the dictatorial Islamist monarchy that produced Osama bin Laden and fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. As a regular overnight guest in both the White House and Bush private residences in Crawford and Kennebunkport, I take great pains to selflessly dictate the President's thinking on American policy matters large and small – and have been a particularly valuable advisor in the war against eroding petroleum profits.
So what has he been up to lately?
Negotiating a £40bn arms deal between Britain and Saudi Arabia and receiving £1bn secret payments for over a decade, as a BBC probe has found.
And who is prince Bandar in cahoots with in rushing to war with Iran? Seymour Hersh revealed 6 months ago!
The key players behind the redirection [i.e. shift of Bush's mideast policy to confrontation with Iran]are Vice-President Dick Cheney, the deputy national-security adviser Elliott Abrams, the departing Ambassador to Iraq (and nominee for United Nations Ambassador), Zalmay Khalilzad, and Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi national-security adviser.