Today, I happen to be in Amman, Jordan — just arrived and learned that today is the 10th Anniversary of the accession to the throne of King Abdullah and the 60th Anniversary of diplomatic relations with the U.S.
Prince Zeid Ra’ad, Jordan’s Ambassador to the United States (who had been this blog’s preference to be Secretary General of the United Nations in the last round), hosted a great party this evening in the Library of Congress with my friend Congressman Brian Baird (D-WA) and other Members — but I didn’t get to partake as was already in route over here.
The King has been outstanding in my view in standing as a resolute, clear-headed voice in favor of ending the status quo of doing nothing in the Israel-Palestine dispute.
I am over here doing some interviews and will be in Syria tomorrow.
— Steve Clemons