http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentS...y&c=StoryFT&cid=1079420027958&p=1012571727085 This FT story reports that OPEC members, including Saudi Arabia, are pressing the cartel members to stick with planned production cutbacks. The avowed aim of these members is to keep prices at current levels. Separately, Democrat candidate John Kerry leveled a blistering attack at President Bush for high gas prices, although he was characteristically vague about what he woiuld do to make things better, other than saying Bush should force OPEC to increase production. Bush is currently running ads that recount Kerry's past support for higher gas taxes. Let me see if I understand this. We saved the Saudi's butts from Saddam Hussein and this is the gratitude we get? Oh yeah, other than their support for OBL and sending terrorists here to conduct the 9/11 attack. And what about Iraq? They still belong to OPEC. How is that helping us? Shouldn't we pull them out of it and start trying to break up this ring of thieves? Why don't we start putting some real pressure on the OPEC members? They are stealing billions from us. They are nothing but common crooks and we should treat them as such. I wonder how many value OPEC over their relations with this country? Maybe it's time to find out. Maybe it's time for Bush to demonstrate some actual leadership and stop talking about it.