WaPo: Wikileaks shows Obama totally blindsided by Yemen revolt 

U.S. diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks show that the Obama administration ignored warnings and was utterly blindsided by developments in Yemen that now threaten to topple President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Several previously undisclosed U.S. diplomatic cables, provided by the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks, show that influential Yemenis and U.S. allies repeatedly warned U.S. diplomats of Saleh’s growing weakness in 2009 and 2010. But despite those warnings, the Obama administration continued to embrace Saleh and became increasingly dependent on him to combat an al-Qaeda affiliate that was plotting attacks against the United States from the Arabian peninsula.

An incredible story about an administration that was specifically elected for its supposed competence and ability to generate good will in the international community.

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David Freddoso

David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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