Six years ago, Obama goes to Cairo. Proclaims a new era. Today, Arab leaders won't come to Camp David.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 11, 2015
My first thought was you reap what you sow, Barry.
My second thought was you reap what you sow, despots.
I have no love for Barack Obama's foreign policy, which is an extension of a domestic policy that is virulently opposed to Republicans and conservatives, whom he would like to destroy. But his term end and hopefully America goes back to sanity and engagement in the world.
But the King Tuts of the Gulf states are pissed at America? Well good. I have been displeased with them for quite some time, particularly that 7th century feudal state of Saudi Arabia, home of Mecca and Medina. They are nervous about Iran getting The Bomb for a very good reason; it will be aimed at them not Israel because we are headed for a violent Islamic civil war among the Sunnis, Shia and Wahabbis. Our best hope is a Stalingrad among them.
To be fair, King Salman sent a couple of the hundreds of princes in his place. However, the diss is duly noted and all I can say is America's policy toward the House of Saud was best articulated by Sarah Palin:
Drill, baby, drill.