u.s. to begin fingerprinting some foreign visitors
This WaPo article indicates that the Justice Department is preparing to launch a program of fingerprinting and ID checks for many foreign visitors, especially those from some Muslim countries. Of course there are charges of profiling, but frankly I don't have a real beef with that. The September 11 hijackers were hardly an ethnically diverse bunch; to the contrary, they all conformed to a similar profile.
But as Eschaton points out, Saudi Arabia is conspicuously absent from the list, even though 15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers were Saudi nationals.
I haven't yet commented on the WaPo story about a private think-tank briefing that clearly identified the Saudis as our enemies, not our allies (and regardless of the Administration's official position, it's difficult to lump the kelptocrats of the House of Saud in the same class with true allies like England and Germany).