[SAUDI UPDATE BELOW]
...because that hat is filled with 900 highly sophisticated missiles and other massive goodies for Saudi Arabia. I'm talking about the president's cart-before-the-horse foreign policy vis a vis "the kingdom." Having just offered a $20 billion arms package to the Saudis (subject to Congressional approval), the president has yet to extract a single Saudi initiative that could possibly be construed as being helpful to the US. In other words, Saudis still finance jihad, charge a bundle for oil, fight Americans in Iraq, support Hamas, teach (and export) jihad education K-12, and so on. Of course, the president's brain trust might say, what is really important is building up a bulwark against Iranian aggression--hence that massive arms package:
Well, lookee here:
Saudi Arabia yesterday expressed its reservations about what it termed "provocative" statements by US President George W. Bush on Iran during his current Gulf tour.
"I am talking about Saudi Araia's point of view. This is not the time for any provocation in the region," said Foreign Minister Prince Saudi Al-Faisal while replying to a question about statements made by Bush in various Gulf countries regarding Iran.
Bush, who arrived in the Kingdom [so-called] yesterday after visiting a number of Gulf countries, described Iran as a global threat. Prince Saud said: "We hope that Iran will comply with the demands of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). These are our wishes but things are not in our hands."
If they're banking on the IAEA, what do they need all those missiles for?
SAUDI UPDATE: And we ain't gonna pump no more oil for you, neither!