President Barack Obama looks at the King Abdul Aziz Order of Merit presented to him by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz at the start of their bilateral meeting at the King's Farm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 3, 2009. The medal is Saudi Arabia's highest honor. (Official White House photo by Pete Souza)

Obama Does Not Have To Stoop To Saudi Rulers

President Obama is in a superior position than he was in 2009 to engage the Saudis in serious discussions about international issues.

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