A report at the link below wonders:
“As President Obama prepares to visit Saudi Arabia on Friday, many in the Middle East are wondering why he is making a trip with no discernible purpose? No one is quite sure what Obama is supposed to do while in Riyadh.
According to the White House, in addition to a one-on-one talk with 90-year-old Saudi King Abdullah, Obama hopes to attend a summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council. But there may be no summit — since the GCC is now badly split.
So why is he really taking the trip?
1. So he can once again bow to Saudi King Abdullah as in the photo below?
2. He just wants to take another trip around the world on Air Force One accompanied with several other planes to carry his Cadillac presidential limousine, a fleet of black SUV’s and several dozen Secret Service agents and others who will wait on him hand and foot.
3. He wants to assure the Saudi King he will block the Keystone pipeline, block coal and fracking so America will continue to buy huge quantities of Saudi oil in exchange for huge campaign contributions to Washington Democrats.
4. All of the above.