Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Now that most of us are fixated on understanding what makes Yemen tick to Al-Qaeda, a former US ambassador to that country has the obligatory 'myths debunked column in todays NYT: It is good reading. A statement that stands out: Yemen is much like the United States in the latter half of the 19th century, when the government faced a rebellious South and a Wild West, but was hardly powerless outside the East Coast.

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