Saudi King lays down the law to Obama on Egypt

Saudi King lays down the law to Obama on Egypt

Thomas Lifson


The Times of London has an exclusive report (subscription required)
that Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah warned  President Obama not to “humiliate”
Egypt’s President Mubarak, Fox
(a sister company of the Times) provides some details:

has threatened to prop up embattled Egyptian
President Hosni Mubarak
if the Obama administration tries to force a swift
change of regime in Egypt, The
Times of London reported Thursday.
In a testy personal telephone call on Jan. 29, Saudi Arabia’s King
reportedly told President
not to humiliate Mubarak and warned that he would step in to bankroll
Egypt if the U.S. withdrew its aid program, worth $1.5 billion
This is of course the very same King Abdullah before whom President Obama
abased himself (and our nation) in April 2009.

The Obama Administration is still trying to
its response to the crisis in Egypt, which has featured
contradictory statements from the Secretary of State, the Special Envoy, Robert
Gibbs, and the President himself.

At a time when America needs a strong and wise leader handling extremely
dangerous events int he Middle East, we have a president who has squandered our
standing and is seen as weak and amateurish.

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