Un-Photoshopped Reuters photo sums up US foreign policy perfectly as Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al Zayani, representing the Gulf Co-operation Council, appears to leave U.S. President Barack Obama hanging during a welcome ceremony at the White House this week.
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And if you are really conspiratorial, crude prices and precious decoupled this week as Persian Gulf leaders arrived at Camp David...
What hurts "America" the most? Lower oil prices (economic pressure) combined with surging precious metals (status quo faith shaken) and being snubbed (unipolar leadership questioned)