Monday, August 8, 2011

Saudi Arabia withdrawing ambassador from Syria

Monday, August 08, 2011
ISRAEL MATZAVCarl in Jerusalem

It's a sad commentary on the lack of American leadership in foreign affairs that 'our friends, the Saudis' are taking the lead to do what America should have done weeks ago. After 70 more people were killed by the Syrian army on Sunday, the Saudis have announced that they are calling home their ambassador from Syria for consultations. When will Obama and Clinton wake up and do the same?
"What is happening in Syria is not acceptable for Saudi Arabia," [Saudi King Abdullah] said in a written statement read out on Al Arabiya satellite television. "Syria should think wisely before it's too late and issue and enact reforms that are not merely promises but actual reforms," he said. "Either it chooses wisdom on its own or it will be pulled down into the depths of turmoil and loss."
'Leading from behind' isn't leading at all Barack. What could go wrong?