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Obama dumps on another ally?

Now Obama has decided the President of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh is not up to HIS standards. Even the NYT is beginning to question him.

The Obama administration had maintained its support of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in private and refrained from directly criticizing him in public, even as his supporters fired on peaceful demonstrators, because he was considered a critical ally in fighting the Yemeni branch of Al Qaeda. This position has fueled criticism of the United States in some quarters for hypocrisy for rushing to oust a repressive autocrat in Libya but not in strategic allies like Yemen and Bahrain.

That position began to shift in the past week, administration officials said. While American officials have not publicly pressed Mr. Saleh to go, they have told allies that they now view his hold on office as untenable, and they believe he should leave.

He wants to be president of the world.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/world/middleeast/04yemen.html?_r=1

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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 5:36 PM on Apr. 4, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I thought he said that Americans have been arrogant when we told other nations what to do.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 5:47 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • For someone who hasn't had a picture taken of him without his snoot tilted at an artificially aristocratic snoot level, who has trotted all over the globe complaining about the arrogance of 'his' constituents, he's shown himself to be just as arrogant ~ and FAR more clueless and classless ~ in just a few short months.

    You can hand any fool position and power; some will rise to the occasion, this one has only shown that he's a first class idiot when you turn him loose in public (or the teleprompter goes wonky).
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 5:55 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Oh he DOES NOT want to be president of the world. There is something more going on behind the scenes than us little people know for him to change tactic's like this. I'm betting they had an argument in private and pissed each other off over something petty
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 6:13 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • he sure is doing a bang up job lately, no?
    and the shitty luck he has in office, wow, war with 3 muslim countries while the ME falls apart and into radical hands.
    I wonder if Obama didn't have anything to do with it all from the beginning?
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 6:28 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • . I'm betting they had an argument in private and pissed each other off over something petty

    Ya, okay (eye roll)
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 6:34 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • . I'm betting they had an argument in private and pissed each other off over something petty

    ***
    Yeah, like maybe outing him as a closet Muslim?!?! LOL :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:06 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • He most definitely wants to be the KING of the World and I do believe that he thinks it's possible... God Forbid!
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 7:48 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • We ARE sure he isn't the Antichrist, right? JK. He is proving himself more inept than I had fearedN
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 8:06 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

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