I understand that such visits are necessary, but do they have to look so cozy with Dictator in all but Name Erdogan?
In my opinion, if they can look just as cozy with the Trumps without getting ridiculed for it, I don't see a problem here unless we're continuing the usual imperialist narrative that only finds faults with brown Middle Eastern dictators not their European and American counterparts. Rania and Abdullah attending Bush senior's funeral was more offensive on many levels than this visit.
Well said, Saltypleb! The King and Queen have to practice diplomacy as well if they wish to see meaningful progress in the region. And itís in Jordanís best interest to have strong relationships with every country that is a stakeholder for peace and stability in the area. We canít look at everything through a Western lens and designate it black or white based on that.