Did a Female Secret Service Agent Drive Obama in Riyadh Today?

saudi women drivePresident Barack Obama is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia today on a diplomatic mission to repair relations. That’s a relationship that will remain pretty rocky, I would think. It’s hard to forget that most of the 9-11 hijackers were Saudi nationals. We remember OPEC, high gas prices and more.  Some would argue that Obama needs to focus on repairing relationships stateside and not on a group of tired old men who expect full and unconditional surrender from its women, women who have being fighting to get permission to drive a car.  Last October, women continued their efforts, and secret driving, in order to gain some sort of independence. According to the Times of India.

But there is no budging in sight. So as President Obama prepared for his trip to Riyadh, Amnesty International urged him to address issues of human rights with King Abdullah as well as appoint a female secret service agent to drive him during his trip, a move that could have increased his approval rating at home by double digits.

“Amnesty International urged the president to go even further and select a female Secret Service agent as his driver while in Saudi Arabia — a move that is highly unlikely, since Obama is coming to the kingdom for the first time since 2009 to repair strained relations between the U.S. and its Arab ally.”

Diplomacy is important, but when does doing what’s right take over? Driving may seem like a ridiculous right to passionately pursue, but in the realm of human rights, every step matters. #women2drive