But hey, don't want to get too excited about this, right? Our establishment foreign policy scholars are saying an "overreaction" plays right into the hands of al Qaeda. Gee, I guess so, and that's why the administration's giving back their terrorists! We've got to keep diplomacy on track! It's essential we give Obama's year-long Yemeni initiative time to work! Hey, why not pull the navy out of the Gulf of Aden? Shoot, what al Qaeda threat? These are "rank amateurs" we're dealing with! If we can return Iranian-backed terrorists to the government in Tehran, there's no reason to diss our friends in Sana'a!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Okay, as promised earlier, here's the video clip of Bill Kristol hammering the administration on the strategic fallout from the attempted bombing of Flight 253. Both Britain and the United States have closed their embassies in Yemen, and Kristol is 100 percent right to say, "That's a victory for al Qaeda. This last week has been a victory for al Qaeda in that region, I'm afraid":