So our boy-king says, It was nice knowing you but now “Let’s get our face into another war”. One more country. Ivory Coast next. He is throwing our friends out the door on a hunch. What will happen in the future is no one will support us. We have no loyalty to our Allies. Sure, at times that are not the best, but just throw them overboard? I have a hunch. In the past, War Presidents usually had a nice bump in the polls. It takes the proletariat’s mind off the fact that he can’t fill up his gas tank for less than a bizzion dollars. Food is skyrocketing, so a good distraction. This time, not so sure.
SANA, Yemen — The United States, which long supported Yemen’s president, even in the face of recent widespread protests, has now quietly shifted positions and has concluded that he is unlikely to bring about the required reforms and must be eased out of office, according to American and Yemeni officials.
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 and some reporters that they now view his hold on office as untenable, and they believe he should leave.
A Yemeni official said that the American position changed when the negotiations with Mr. Saleh on the terms of his potential departure began a little over a week ago.
“The Americans have been pushing for transfer of power since the beginning” of those negotiations, the official said, but have not said so publicly because “they still were involved in the negotiations.”
H/T: Weasel Zippers