- Hillary Clinton was in Saudi Arabia. There was lobster and lamb with the King. She was received like a rock star in Jeddah, where she signed autographs but did not talk about women’s rights. Also, more sanctions against Iran, which she said was on its way to becoming a military dictatorship. Madam Secretary did not, however, comment on the flourishing democracies in the Gulf, because, you know, she is so cool!
- Today’s picture: female volunteers at JEF.
- According to the latest report from the Ministry of Civil Service, the government employed 31,000 persons in 2008. 63 percent of those were women, most of them in education.