obama spends his time asking for advice from the saudi king--through john brennan and directly, from mubarak, the wise councelour, and even abbas, first man called after the neophyte's election. turkey's advice is also prized. obama has never asked israel advice on anything. that is fine, as long as he does not interfere in israel's internal affairs.
Egypt to hold parliamentary election in 2 phases starting Oct 18-19 (Reuters)