Its not rushing to judgement

Politico report:

President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday expressed confidence in the leaders of Saudi Arabia, even as U.S. lawmakers, business leaders and lobbyists criticized and severed ties with the kingdom over suspicions that Saudi officials orchestrated the killing of a dissident journalist.

Trump compared the allegations against the Saudis to accusations of sexual assault lobbed at Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court. “Here we go again with, you know, you’re guilty until proven innocent,” Trump told The Associated Press in an interview. “I don’t like that.”

This is a weak and false analogy. The assault allegation against Kavanaugh had no evidence at all, just an accuser. This doesn’t mean it was false, just no proof.

With Saudi Arabia we have evidence. We have a missing man. We have evidence he entered their Embassy and no evidence he ever left. Add to that the motive, and the case is strong.

The analogy with Kavanaugh would be if a woman had been captured on video entering his house, and never seen again.

There seems no doubt Saudia Arabia murdered Khashoggi. They may try and blame it on a rogue team but of course it would have been sanctioned from the top. Some reports even point to the possibility he was chopped into pieces while still alive. Horrific.

If confirmed, this could make Saudi Arabia a pariah state.

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