Yemeni President Abdullah Saleh Approved for US Medical Visa

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

For nearly a year, Yemeni President Abdullah Saleh has harshly responded to protesters opposing his government. However, as a long-time partner in America's war on terror, the 200 casualties and 100,000 displaced demonstrators have in large part been overlooked by the U.S. government. Saleh was severely burned in an attack on the presidential palace in June, and has been granted a visa to come to the U.S. for medical treatment.

Peter Van Buren, is a former State Department Foreign Service employee and author of “We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People.”


Peter Van Buren

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