Fahd Dead

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) A hospital official and an adviser to the royal family say Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd has died.

“The king died early this morning,” said an official at the King Faisal Specialized Hospital in the Saudi capital who declined to be identified because the death of Fahd, who was believed to be 82, had not been officially announced.

Saudi Arabia’s royal court says King Fahd’s brother, Crown Prince Abdullah, has been appointed the country’s new monarch.

Will Bush attend the funeral? It’s a toss-up as far as I’m concerned. I would think the security risks are too great.

UPDATE: Bush will not attend.