The Saudi Arabians announced this morning that those who wish to oust the monarchy can forget it. There will be no accommodation of protests, no coddling of demonstrators, and no listening to Washington. But wait! In yet another bizarre episode of the Mickey Mouse show, the Obama Adminstration revealed yesterday that it will now reverse course and only support “reform” in the autocratic countries allied to the United States. It will not support the ‘removal’ of our dictatorial allies. However, one wonders if King Abdullah is buying any of this–he knows that he will be the next to be dumped if the situation calls for it. Mubarak must be seething. Can you hear the strains of the Mickey Mouse Show song in the background?
Who’s the leader of the club
That’s made for you and me
Hey! there, Hi! there, Ho! there
You’re as welcome as can be