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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Obama's Schizophrenic Middle East Policy in Yemen and Iraq

If you currently go to the homepages of The New York Times and The Washington Post, you will see lead news articles informing us:

  1. With the support of Obama, the Saudi air force is attacking Houthi rebels, backed by Iran, in Yemen. As reported by WaPo in an article entitled "Saudi Arabia launches air attacks in Yemen," by : "the White House announced late Wednesday that President Obama had authorized U.S. forces­ to provide logistical and intelligence support to the operation."
  2. The US air force is attacking the Iraqi city of Tikrit, which is held by ISIS, in support of an Iranian-led assault. A New York Times article entitled "Opening New Iraq Front, U.S. Strikes ISIS in Tikrit" by Rod Nordland and Peter Bakermarch acknowledges: "For more than three weeks, the Americans had stayed on the sideline of the battle for Tikrit, wary of being in the position of aiding an essentially Iranian-led operation."
Maybe some enterprising reporter would care to ask Josh Earnest about this anomaly.

1 comment:

  1. My bet is the Saudis told Obama what he had to do to support this Saudi-led interference to stop (?) the collapse of Yemen.

    Too bad Egypt gets no such help with Libya and Sinai.

    It is possible this WH might explode trying to keep track of where their "behind" leads the world.

    At minimum, the world awaits a presser with Josh Earnest and Jen Psaki trying to spin each other without getting dizzy.