WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says consumers are financing both sides in the war on terror because of the actions of a key U.S. ally: Saudi Arabia.
Speaking on CNN's "Late Edition," the former Arkansas governor says the country has become enslaved by Saudi oil and every time Americans buy gas, they are making the Saudis -- quote - "filthy, obscenely rich."
He calls the situation embarrassing and says the money that goes to Saudi Arabia ends up funding religious schools "that train terrorists."
Huckabee also criticized the Bush administration for its muted response to the sentencing of a woman in a Saudi court. The woman had been gang-raped but was convicted of being in the car of a man who was not a relative and sentenced to six months in jail and 200 lashes.