How unhappy are the Saudis? If this is true, profoundly unhappy.
Reporting from Baghdad, Iraq yesterday, NBC’s Tom Brokaw said the Saudi Arabian monarchy is “so unhappy with the Obama administration for the way it pushed out President Mubarak of Egypt” that it has sent senior officials to the Peoples’ Republic of China and Russia to seek expanded business opportunities with those countries.
If true, that is indeed a “yikes!”-inducing report.
Mubarak, bus; bus, Mubarak. Gadhafi (pick your favorite spelling), tomahawks; tomahawks, Gadhafi. Ivory Coast megalomaniac, French airstrikes; French airstrikes, Ivory Coast megalomaniac.
No doubt the Saudis may be wondering what’s next for them.
And how will our actions benefit U.S. national security?