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Saudi-Hostage

McCain: Saudis are "paying the price" for dealing with terrorists

Senator John McCain says Saudi Arabia's past policies are coming back to haunt it.  The captors of an American being held in Saudi Arabia have threatened to kill him if the Saudi government doesn't release al-Qaida operatives from prison. 

McCain says the Paul Johnson hostage situation is a result of the Saudi kingdom supporting groups that perpetuate terrorism.  McCain tells N-B-C's "Today" show the Saudis are "paying the price." He says the Saudis had what he calls a "tacit agreement" with terrorists that called for them not to carry out attacks on Saudi soil.  McCain says the terrorists got a "wink and a nod" from the Saudi government in return.

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