Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Daniel Martin Varisco shares his thoughts
This past Monday, a 30+ year scholar on Yemen made the case that Yemen is not a Terrorist Factory. Varisco shares the widely held educated view on Yemen, which is that the "Western World" needs to spend more resources creating opportunity in Yemen, not on aiding and abetting the Saleh regime through military appropriations. As his final paragraph suggests, "If we focused more on improving the lives of ordinary Yemenis -- teaching Yemeni engineers how to better use their rapidly diminishing water resources, for example -- there would be no refuge for the homeless terrorists who feed on hate, and millions of Yemeni citizens would have reason to hope."