Sunday, April 10, 2011
Same old story, different day, with a different president. Clinton exclaimed that "We had no credible warnings on the Embassy and USS Cole attack!" Now we know he did. And then Bush, "We had no warning about 9/11!" Now we know he did. And now Obama, "We had no warnings that all of our friendly Middle Eastern Dictatorships were going to be overthrown!" And now we know he did. Some of us have know for years that the Dictator Saleh was hanging on by his fingernails. We and others kept writing Bush and Obama as to why they kept throwing away good money on Saleh when his days were numbered. I am glad though that the press has finally caught on to the fact that Saleh's regime was not the strong and stable government that our presidents have portrayed it as for all these years.
What is so scary is how many times have we heard our presidents, and politicians tell us that they are the professionals, and we have nothing to worry about! And yet they keep doing the same things over and over and expecting different results! We are to believe that the uprisings in the middle east was just a spontaneous event! On One day everyone in the middle eastern countries are all Happy Campers and love their dictators. And the next day they are out in the street screaming for their dictators to be removed from power, and tried for corruption and murder. Yeah! Right! Obama and company were caught asleep at the wheel, and are trying to blame someone else for their own mistakes again. Like I said nothing new there.
Three years ago we requested a Congressional Hearing into why our nation was supporting the Dictator Saleh, and his regime's part in the failed Cole investigation. It actually looked like for a time that the Hearing would take place. We had credible witnesses from Yemen, and America. Also, FBI agents, former military members, and members from different security agencies as well. But then all of a sudden we received a letter from Cornyn's office stating that there would probably be no such hearing. End of story. No reason why. Nothing. Now we know why, its about that time that Bush began to really amp up the counter terrorism aid to Saleh. And of course after Obama came on the scene, he gave Saleh even more money, and arms, and equipment. There was no way in hell that they could afford to have Saleh and and corrupt regime brought into the spotlight. So both Bush and Obama made the decision to protect Saleh, instead of standing up for the murdered 17 sailors, and 39 more wounded, and stopping their support of a man who has routinely murdered his own citizens.
Both Bush and Obama had ample time to cultivate relations with Saleh's rivals, but neither one of them pursued that avenue. Even when members of Saleh's rivals reached out to both Bush and Obama. But both Bush and Obama just stuck to the same course regardless of how many times Saleh was caught lying, and or using Al-Qaeda for his own personal agenda. And It did not matter what Saleh did to his own people either, because in the end he still got a free pass. In the end the only people to stick by the brutal dictator Saleh, and his regime was Clinton, Bush, and now Obama.
Like the old saying goes, "you reap what you grow". And now Obama stands to have an even bigger headache than he did in dealing with the New Yemen, when Saleh is gone for good. And its all because three America presidents did not know when to change direction.