This is a useless gesture but I'm in favor of the "show" of disapproval. Is Saudi Arabia a not-nice place for many YES...But sometimes you have to choke it down because it serves the "greater good" (see Stalin in WW2). Who would you rather have the Saudis side with...US or with Putin? Who would be more likely to effect change in Saudi Arabia....Us or Russia? And who is worse for the region.... Saudi Arabia or IRAN? Politics doesn't always give you a GOOD choice. Sometimes you really have to choose between the lesser of two evils. This is one of those times!