Friday, May 19, 2017

What Gulf potentates want

Notice that Obama officials are as enthusiastic about Saudi regime as Trump officials: "This question, to put it mildly, horrified the leaders of the Sunni Gulf states. When I traveled around the region in my former government capacity, I was more frequently accosted by questions about why more U.S. troops weren’t in the region. Why, I was asked, had we not built the kind of enduring infrastructure in Qatar and the UAE that we had in, say, Germany and Japan?"