Sunday, January 03, 2010

YemenYes? YemenNo? Who Knows?

Obama, the back-and-forthright President.

...the senior administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was discussing sensitive security matters, said the government was gaining confidence in Yemen’s willingness to handle returning detainees after months of “intense” talks under the Obama administration, as well as counterterrorism assistance from the United States that dates back to the Bush years.

Well, that was in December of 2009. Ancient history, and all that.

...a senior administration official said Thursday that Mr. Obama’s interagency team had already decided quietly several weeks ago that the security situation in Yemen was too volatile to transfer any more detainees beyond six who were sent home in December.

The revision of January, 2010! (Both quotes from NYT)

HT: Lott

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