One of the grenades lobbed at President Bush during the campaign was that he had a secret deal with the Saudi royal family to keep gas prices low, insuring his reelection. Bob Woodward said it. Micheal Moore said it. Even John Kerry said it. But did it happen? No. Gas prices stayed high throughout the election cycle. Would the Saudis and OPEC have a reason to try to hurt the President with high gas prices? Absolutely - the Bush Doctrine. President Bush has advanced a belief that freedom and democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan will lead to more freedom and democracy throughout the Middle East. Who has reason to oppose such a growth of liberty? Those who currently have the power in the Middle East, namely the Saudi royal family and other OPEC leaders. Now that their plan to hurt the President has failed, gas prices are falling to their normal level.