WorldTribune is reporting:

“The United States has sent a tough message to Saudi Arabia that did not rule out abandoning of the kingdom’s oil sector.

U.S. officials said the Bush administration has warned that Americans would not stay in Saudi Arabia unless the kingdom takes significant steps to protect them. The officials said the warning came in wake of the Al Qaida execution of Lockheed Martin engineer Paul Johnson on June 18.”

One wonders how this will play on the argument that our activity in the Middle East is all about the oil.