Obama convenes Camp David summit with Gulf state leaders

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    May 14, 2015 3:21 p.m.

    "it's unlikely Obama will have fully assuaged the Gulf's deep-seated fear of Iranian intentions in the region.

    "My guess is that the summit is going to leave everybody feeling a little bit unsatisfied," said Jon Alterman, the Middle East director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

    Just two other heads of state — the emirs of Qatar and Kuwait — joined Obama at Camp David. Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain all sent lower-level ... representatives."

    Ernest
    looks like those gulf state leaders don't need a letter from the senate to know they are not going to get anything from BO. They know he is out of his league.

    All they had to do was see Hassan step over the red line BO drew and watch BO flinch to know there is no spine there; BO's own weakness has spelled it out better than any letter from the senate ever could.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    May 14, 2015 1:07 p.m.

    Maybe the (R) Senators can write those gulf states leaders a letter letting them know that President Obama doesn't have any authority to act on behalf of the United States and imminent military intervention is a definite possibility.