Skip to comments.U.S. Gates says not planned for post-Saleh Yemen
Posted on 03/23/2011 9:54:06 AM PDT by Qbert
CAIRO The U.S. defense secretary said Wednesday that it was too soon to determine the outcome of political turmoil in Yemen and said Washington had not planned for an era without President Ali Abdullah Saleh in office.
"But clearly there's a lot of unhappiness inside Yemen. And I think we will basically just continue to watch the situation. We haven't done any post-Saleh planning," he said.
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A country falling into the hands of Al-Qaeda is not a high priority...
To quote a commenter at the JustOneMinute blog:
“But anyway, what I really like about Obama is that he’s gone 29-3 in his bracket picks over the first two days. You have to spend a lot of time watching college basketball to be that good.”
I doubt Washington had planned for an era WITH Saleh in office, either.
U.S. Lacks Plan for Dealing With Chaos in Yemen Despite Dire Warnings
By Catherine Herridge
Published March 23, 2011