In response to:
Does Saudi Arabia Face Revolution? from the June 28, 1979 issue
To the Editors:
I do object to the way you and your caricature man presented Saud Ibn Faisal in your edition of June 28, 1979. I have known Saud as a student in the US as well as a Foreign Minister and it is a shame and a disservice to your readers to represent him in the ugly way you did.
Saud represents the best in his generation in Saudi Arabia and in the US and I must say that most if not all of his former classmates—American and non-American—share my feeling.
I must add that the impression your drawing gives is so bad that it must amaze me as well as all Americans who deal with him in any capacity. I am really disappointed in you as a publication as I do or I did expect better editorial policy and a sense of fairness.
Mahmoud El Okdah
Formerly the Arab League
press officer at the UN
August 16, 1979