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May 27, 2013
Saudis getting fed up with Obama's dithering on Syria?
That historic Obama bow before the King of Saudi Arabia is wearing off, it appears, if an article published by a Saudi author for a London Arabic language newspaper is to be credited. The invaluable site MEMRI, which translates notable Arabic language sources, flagged an article (hat tip: Powerline) by Mashari Al-Zaydi in Al-Sharq Al-Awsat. His piece begins: "The problem of U.S. President Barack Obama can be summed up in a single word: hesitation. The man is short-sighted, confused and diffident. It seems that the gist of his policy is disagreeing with every position of his predecessor, George W. Bush, and that is quarrelsomeness, not policy. MEMRI summarizes the long article: In his May 21, 2013 column, Mashari Al-Zaydi, columnist for the London-based Saudi daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, harshly criticized President Barack Obama and his foreign policy, particularly as it relates to the crisis in Syria. Al-Zaydi wrote that Obama's handling of the Syrian crisis had proven his...(Read Full Post)