Blog-friend, Jane Novak publishes an important piece of work in the Weekly Standard which documents the warm relationship Yemen has with al Qaeda.
THE AMERICAN ATTEMPTS to rehabilitate the Yemeni regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh have not succeeded. Yemeni authorities recently pardoned Jamal Al-Badawi, convicted mastermind of the 2000 USS Cole bombing. All the terrorists who bombed the American warship and killed 17 American sailors are free, except those dead or in U.S. custody.
What is extremely cool about this is that Jane started blogging in response to 9-11 and dedicates her time and resources to combatting militant Islam with Yemen in particular.
Political prisoners have been freed and nacent democracy movements have been encouraged directly by her efforts.