Remember last June when Obama was questioned about trading five Taliban for one deserter?
“We have a basic principle: we do not leave anybody wearing the American uniform behind.”
Well, if the situation is Yemen is any indication, turns out we do leave Americans behind.
According to McClatchy, there are between three and four thousand Americans left behind in Yemen.
Despite this, the Obama Administration has no plans to rescue them.
This must be part of why Obama thinks of Yemen as a “success,” right?
The Obama administration so far has declined to organize a rescue mission for the estimated 3,000 to 4,000 U.S. citizens in Yemen. U.S. officials have said they believe it is too dangerous for U.S. military assets to enter Yemeni waters and air space. They’ve also suggested that organizing Americans to meet at a single departure point would put them at risk of attack from al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula or other terrorist groups seeking American hostages.
That, however, has left Americans largely on their own to find a way out of the country. The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa has been closed for months, and the last American troops in the country were evacuated last month, a few days before the Saudi bombing campaign began.
What’s the matter?
Will Obama only rescue Americans if they hate America as much as he does?
Or, does Obama only rescue Americans if he can trade terrorists and money for their release?
Meanwhile, some of the Americans were rescued by India, who wasted no time retrieving over four thousand of its citizens left in Yemen while the US sits on its hands.
Apparently Obama isn’t just outsourcing US jobs to India, but also military missions.
What’s happening in Yemen is an absolute disaster of Obama’s making.
It’s Benghazi times a thousand.
While Obama preens on the world stage, cozying up to the Castros and the fascistic regime in Iran, he leaves nearly four thousand American lives hanging in the balance.
This is what passes for “smart power” in the Obama Administration.