Actually, King Abdullah (Jordan) has been a pretty decent friend, as was his father before him, for many decades. I really feared what would happen when King Hussein died, but his son has really done a very decent job for that region, and for us as an ally – not perfect, and he’s got his own internal problems, but he’s a decent guy. Don’t forget a story like this back at the beginning of 2011: “On Tuesday, Jordan’s King Abdullah II fired his Cabinet and ordered a new prime minister to pursue political reforms to ‘correct the mistakes of the past’ after massive anti-government protests regionwide and smaller demonstrations at home.” And interestingly, one of his top government officials personally brought his own children to the US to attend a well known, private university in the US. Things aren’t perfect even there, but at least we’ve got Jordan and Israel still on our side if they have to choose up sides.
"Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."