The State Department on Thursday “strongly urged” private U.S. citizens to leave Saudi Arabia as it announced plans to order some U.S. diplomats out the country because of security concerns. “Private American citizens currently in Saudi Arabia are strongly urged to depart,” the State Department said in a travel advisory after it decided to send nonessential U.S. diplomats and all embassy family members home.
June 30th is coming fairly soon. Perhaps the President and his military advisors have decided that it’s time to grasp the nettle. There’s no shame in admitting a strategy isn’t working, only in sticking with it once you know it isn’t working. I doubt it, but it’s possible.