Some of the early material in Michael Moores film Fahrenheit 9/11 focuses on the relationship between wealthy Saudi Arabians including the bin Laden family, Prince Bandar and the royal family and wealthy American individuals and corporations including the Bush family, James A. Baker, and the Carlyle Group. Moore emphasizes in Fahrenheit 9/11 that fifteen of the nineteen September 11th hijackers were Saudi, and yet the Bush administration sought to direct attention away from Saudi Arabia and ultimately to Saddam Husseins regime in Iraq. As Moore asks rhetorically in his book, Dude, Wheres My Country?, If fifteen of the nineteen hijackers had been North Korean, and they killed 3,000 people, do you think the headline the next day might read, NORTH KOREA ATTACKS THE UNITED STATES? Or substitute Iran or Cuba for North Korea.
So why didnt responsibility for the September 11th attacks focus on Saudi Arabia?