Thursday, June 26, 2008

Is The Game Afoot?

So, did anyone catch that the crown prince of Abu Dhabi arrived in the US today, and is at Camp David?

President Bush gave a leader from an oil-rich Persian Gulf ally a plum reward on Thursday: a stay at the Camp David presidential retreat.

Bush welcomed Sheik Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, to the rustic wooded retreat in the Maryland mountains in typical fashion.

I just checked the White House briefing page, the news page--nothing about this visit. Bush last visited Abu Dhabi in January and paid tribute to Sheikh Zayed, the crown prince's father.

Is the crown prince a go-between to the Iranians? Is something afoot? Or is this just a pleasant courtesy call?


A special bonus for you--what has Judith Miller (formerly of the New York Times) been up to? Writing about Abu Dhabi, it looks like.

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