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
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.
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.