Cheney in Saudia Arabia

Why won’t our President be Presidential?  Doesn’t he need to take charge?  Don’t send Cheney.  Do something yourself!  His Presidency is being blown up in Baghdad.  Shouldn’t he do something?


Vice President Dick Cheney is on his way back to Washington after a daylong whirlwind meeting with Saudi Arabian King Abdullah.

Cheney and King Abdullah met Saturday for several hours on issues key to both nations — including the latest developments in Iraq, Iran’s growing influence in the region, the status of Hamas in Gaza, Syria’s diplomatic status, and Syria’s influence in Lebanon’s government, a Saudi adviser told CNN.

Saudi Arabia believes Iran is using its influence in Syria to help rearm Hezbollah in Lebanon and is undermining Lebanon’s already fragile Western-backed government, said the adviser.

The brevity of Cheney’s visit underlies the growing sense of urgency after a series of events highlighting an increasingly unstable Middle East. more