That aid was handy, after all

The idea of some of the world’s most repressive regimes taking over the US car industry is ironic in the extreme (not least because many of… these dictators are wholly backed by Washington):

The United States has asked four Gulf states for close to 300 billion dollars to help it curb the global financial meltdown, Kuwait’s daily Al-Seyassah reported Thursday.

Quoting “highly informed” sources, the daily said Washington has asked Saudi Arabia for 120 billion dollars, the United Arab Emirates for 70 billion dollars, Qatar for 60 billion dollars and was seeking 40 billion dollars from Kuwait.