Tuesday, December 27, 2011
lay down, saleh
One of the tyrants we do business with over there in the Near East, Old Man Saleh in Yemen, is going to visit here soon, and that's causing problems for the administration. According to the AP story on this visit: Fearful of appearing to harbor an autocrat with blood on his hands, the Obama administration was trying to ensure that Saleh visits only for medical care and doesn't plan to stay, U.S. officials said.
Old Saleh has ruled Yemen like it was his private property for 33 years, and is probably more willing than anyone else except Assad in Syria to shoot his own people. He's coming over here to get high-powered treatment for injuries he sustained during an assassination attempt.
Sounds to me like a visit from Cousin Eddie.