MAJOR FAIL: Most of the Middle East Ignoring Obama’s Call, Won’t Attend His ‘Peace Summit’

Obama is holding a summit of Persian Gulf states meant to help solve the crisis in the region and the only thing missing is all the leaders of the Persian Gulfs states, most of whom are blowing off Obama’s little summit.

That’s right folks, once again we see a major Obama foreign policy failure. Obama has made the USA such a powerless laughing stock that no one even feels they have any need to pay attention to US foreign policy ideas.

Even Obama’s great buddies, the Saudis, are skipping Obama’s meaningless event.

The White House was scrambling Monday to put a positive face on an upcoming summit of Persian Gulf states after learning leaders from four of the six invited nations are expected to skip.

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While those nations are still sending representatives to the summit being hosted by President Obama later this week at Camp David, the absence of crucial heads of state — notably, Saudi Arabia’s new king — could present an awkward situation for the administration.

In a statement Sunday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Thursday’s summit coincides with a humanitarian cease-fire in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is fighting Shiite rebels known as Houthis. He said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who is also interior minister, would lead the Saudi delegation and the king’s son, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is defense minister, will also attend — but the king would not.

Obama had apparently planned to meet Saudi Arabia’s King Salman one-on-one a day before the gathering of leaders at the presidential retreat. The White House, though, did not present his decision to skip the summit as a sign of any substantial disagreement with the U.S.

There was once a day pre-Obama when the USA said something about world policy or decided to hold a meeting of world leaders and all would rush to attend. Today in the era of Obama when the US speaks, the world yawns and says, “so what?”

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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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