I'm impressed. That is EXACTLY what they're doing. The only support we've really received from the Saudis has been limp wristed and token while they wait out the current election cycle in the hopes of getting another Clintonista back into office. Their investigation following Riyadh has been only to reassure a frightened populace that they're real leaders and will keep them safe. Everything is rhetoric with them, as long as it preserves their hides, and they do not care HOW many innocents are killed as long as it isn't one of the inner circle.
After GW is reelected, their attitude will change temporarily.
I would forward a guess that 80% of all the Muslims living in the Middle East, Indonesia and North Africa just want the same boring stuff we do ... food on the table, a roof over their heads, a safe community and a more enlightened, prosperous life for their kids. 10% of that crowd want to lead their nations into prosperity, and 10% want to return to a 9th Century mirage of a total, pure Islamic governing authority.
The last 10% are bullying their neighbors into the 9th century by murdering and destroying 21st century societies. The first 10% are slowly gaining support and political traction. The other 80% are keeping their heads down, eyes open and keeping all options open.
When I see these guys jumping around on the streets of Cairo, Amman or on the West Bank, I think about going to an office parties that you hate, but need to make a showing for the team player props. You hang around long enough that your presence is noted by the boss, and then sneak out to throw darts and watch a blues band with your pals.