Like this bit of diplomacy is going to work out well
Talk about getting in bed with your worst enemy.
Obama, Saudi King discuss 2-state Mideast solution
Arab leaders are disappointed that Obama has not made more progress in pressuring Israel to give ground in U.S.-mediated peace talks. Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on July 6.
Obama said his lunch with King Abdullah ranged over various strategic issues, including Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, as well as "the importance of moving forward in a significant and bold way in securing a Palestinian homeland that can live side by side with a secure and prosperous Israeli state."
Netanyahu began indirect talks with the Palestinians in May but has imposed strict conditions for accepting their demand for statehood.
Considering that the Wahabbist Saudis are actively funding terrorism, I would consider this King to be a wee bit two-faced. Stability in that region is not going to happen until they all lay off Israel. The sooner we return to being an active ally of Israel, the sooner peace will come.
The history of the so-called "palestinian" peoples is a very twisted and interesting one -- today's instability is the result of a failed Soviet destabilization program from the 1950's with Yasser Arafat spending several years in Moscow being trained and then returning to "lead" his "people" (palestinians are Jordanian, Arafat was Egyptian).
Posted by DaveH at June 29, 2010 9:48 PM