This week the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) had a summit meeting. The GCC is a group of countries on the Arabian Peninsula and includes Saudi Arabia, Kuwaut, Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE, and Oman. Yemen, although on the peninsula too, doesn't get to play with the big kids. Surprisingly, the leaders of these oil-rich countries who attended this meeting were united on the topics of peace and stability.
What does this mean for me? With so many important politicians meeting at the Emirates Palace two miles from my apartment, it meant that traffic was a nightmare. Not knowing that this meeting was going on, my poor wife got stuck in traffic for a couple of hours on a drive that should have taken minutes. A number of my students were late or missed class completely because they got stuck in traffic. Sacrifices must be made in the name of peace and stability.