WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama will begin next week's trip to the Middle East and Europe with a visit to Saudi Arabia, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced Tuesday.
Obama will meet with Saudi King Abdullah in Riyadh on the evening of June 3, Gibbs said. He will spend the night in Saudi Arabia before flying to Egypt the next morning.
Obama is scheduled to deliver a long-awaited speech on relations between the United States and the Muslim world in Cairo, Egypt, on June 4.
When you enter someone else's house, you enter with respect and not disrespect and ignorance otherwise your visit isn't welcome. I expect our president to follow protocall.
These saudi's are real American heros.
Nice comments. By the way how is the weather up there in Dick Cheney's butt? I'll bet you feel safe there.
Better bring an extra case of chapstick and some kneepads,Obama Bin Laden!
The calls that Bush is getting from Obama begin with, "What on Earth were you thinking, George?"
the blame America tour continues...don't forget to kiss the sand.
Maybe they'll let him stay in the Bush family suite. Have a nice day!
Please Obama don't bow to the Saudi King this time, or NEVER again.
Don't go holding hands either...Let them honor our customs and traditions this time. We are their best cutomer!!
Ok CNN remove it as always.
TCM May 26th, 2009 4:17 pm ET
At least Bush never bowed down to the muslim radicals…..of course, birds of a feather stick together.
No- he just held hands with them and gave them a big smooch.
I would think a homophobe like you would have a problem with that.
You should take your own advice
your ignorance of the real world is revealed each time you post here; like some sort of glee club cheerleader. Get a job, get a life….pay your own way.
We are a country of many nation ,so why not repect all of them. As for as contacting previous adminstration experience is your best teacher live by it because some people dont understand the dept of our leadership in this country.
I'm looking forward to this speech in Egypt.....
Is he going to go apologize to them too?
Ken, why would President Obama apologize to Saudi Arabia? Because he won the seat vacated by their Favorite Son, George W. Bush? I know you Neoconservatives are hurting for Saudi Arabia because the Royal Family's favorite American Political Dynasty is no longer in power, but your comment makes no sense. President Obama has only apologized for actions performed by the previous administration which were patently un-American, and went against our morals, our principals, our Constitution, and our best interests. Leave the senseless soundbytes to the Oxycontin addicts.
I love the comments about President Obama bowing. Would you rather your president bow in a respectful way to a world leader and a close ally (and an extremely close friend of the Bush Family), or would you rather he do as George W. Bush did, hold hands and make out with him?
TCM – Weak...... Just like George W. Bush's begging and groveling at the Saudi's feet. And they just told him "no". Weak and embarrassing.
I must have touched a nerve. I can't help that people in your party of whackos can't keep their feet from out of their mouths. And you my friend just proved that point for me.
What a moron.
I can't believe the amount of hate on these posts. Did all of you spend your afternoon listening to your messiah, Rush? My gosh, the hate in your hearts will consume you. Let the man do his job and if you don't like what he's doing, run for office yourself.
Keep it up right wingers! Every time you say "bow" or "teleprompter" or "appologize", you make the point to the 80% of people in this country who do not call themselves Republican that they have made the correct decision.
Oh, and to PeeWee, don't wet your bed tonight!
Maybe he'll just stay. They love it when he bows down to all those foreigners. He's made himself their lapdog.
Greg in AR May 26th, 2009 4:19 pm ET,
Thank you for your service and that of your son. Thank you for a heart felt best wishes for our President too. Lots of us on the right and left could learn a thing or two from you.