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originally posted by: pheonix358
The King was over 90 years old. They should just have a party and be done with it. I am fairly certain that his family is rather happy about it in many ways.
Why the world leaders have to travel all that way, putting everything else on hold for a ninety year old that died is a bit beyond me.
Was not 'untimely' or 'unexpected' was it now.
But hay, any excuse for a get together. I wonder if Obama is going to be cracking jokes and laughing at this one.
We all die, it is a fact of life.
"As a leader, he was always candid and had the courage of his convictions," Obama said. "One of those convictions was his steadfast and passionate belief in the importance of the U.S.-Saudi relationship as a force for stability and security in the Middle East and beyond."
Though allies, Abdullah and U.S. leaders had their differences. Abdullah pressed the Obama administration to be tougher on Iran and to show greater backing for the mainly Sunni rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Obama said he "valued King Abdullah's perspective and appreciated our genuine and warm friendship."'
originally posted by: Shiloh7
a reply to: ~Lucidity
suspect the security bill will be terrific especially if ISIS could get themselves into saudi for this guest list of despots all together.
Your point is quite correct in my view and would refer to a lot of other countries where interference from foreign governments has happened recently. However old our leaders get they never learn from their mistakes.
originally posted by: kloejen
How predictably pathetic...