Bombing Yemenis? You bet. Fighting IS in Iraq? Not so fast

April 10, 2015 4:57 AM

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Washington: To be sure, there's a lot of suffering in Yemen. Since March 19, the World Health Organisation estimates that more than 600 Yemenis have been killed and more than 2000 injured. The longer-term conflict since 2011 has seen more than 250,000 Yemenis leave the country and more than 330,000 internally displaced.

Yet this war is still what Americans like to call a teachable moment – think of it as an opportunity to learn the difference between window dressing and true grit in the Middle East.

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