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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

A great, but rather lengthy, article about the US pushing for democratic reform in the heart of the Muslim World in Yemen is in today's Washington Post.

I think it shows that this administration is serious about pushing for democratic reform in the Middle East as a way to fight Muslim extremism and terrorism. Of course one of the reasons we can push Yemen harder, than say Kuwait or Saudia Arabia, is their lack of natural resources upon which we are dependent. It is progress though, and somewhat hopeful to see that the days of financially and militarilty supporting despots in the Middle East (despite no popular support), under the guise of regional stability, are long over.

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