The recession may finally be at an end, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told a Brookings audience, but the recovery may be slow – especially for Americans who have lost their jobs in the current downturn. And Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Obama Administration’s change in missile defense policy in Europe is a better match for the threat posed by Iran than the Bush Administration policy, and strengthens our NATO ties. All this week in our podcast, @Brookings.
Both Egypt and the UAE have come out defending the Saudis. Perhaps they also played some role in the operation. There is no evidence of that aside from the suspicious stops in Cairo and Dubai.