United States blamed for unrest in Yemen. What happened to hope and change?

One of the main attractions of Barack Obama was that he would restore our creditability around the world after George W. Bush lost it all. How is that working out?

Yemeni president says US and Israel behind unrest

By AHMED AL-HAJ
Associated Press

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s embattled U.S.-backed president accused Washington on Tuesday of instigating protests against his regime, as hundreds of thousands marched in cities across Yemen in the largest rallies yet seeking the longtime ruler’s ouster.

President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s allegations, unprecedented in their harshness, signaled a growing rift with the United States that could hurt a joint campaign against the al-Qaida terror network in Yemen.

Stories continues…

To blame the United States for the protests is certainly to give our President too much credit. And to think that Obama would restore American likability around the world by making speeches was surely the height of naivety and hubris.

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