Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Another Arab "President" Bites The Dust!

29 of the Eleventh Month 5771

My comment follow the article.

YNET: Yemen President Says Won't Extend Presidential Term

Saleh vows not to pass on reins of government to his son, call on opposition to freeze all planned protests, rallies, sit-ins. 'Interests of the country come before our personal interests,' he says

Reuters, February 2, 2011

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a key US ally against al Qaeda, said on Wednesday he will not seek to extend his presidency in a move that would end his three-decade rule when his current term expires in 2013.

Eyeing protests that brought down Tunisia's leader and threaten to topple Egypt's president, Saleh also vowed not to pass on the reins of government to his son, but asked the opposition to hold down on protests.

"I present these concessions in the interests of the country. The interests of the country come before our personal interests," Saleh told his parliament, Shoura Council and members of the military.

"No extension, no inheritance, no resetting the clock," he said, making reference to ruling party proposals to institute term limits that had been seen as allowing him to run again. (Read the entire article...)

Well, I guess another one bites the dust!

And, what do you know? Once again, we have support for the notion that "violence pays," at least Arab violence.

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