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 News (a sister company of the Times) provides some details:
In a testy personal telephone call on Jan. 29, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah reportedly told President Obama 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 annually.
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 coordinate 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.