Will Saleh be a disgrace to Obama's reelection campaign?
Olongapo City, Zambales
Central Luzon, Philippines
Washington definitely, would have its headaches consequent of the reported visit of Yemen’s Dictator Abdu'llah Saleh to the US purposely for medical reasons. The headaches must have encompassing adverse effects to the reelection campaign of President Barack Obama.
Saleh's condition must have prompted the urgency of his medical treatment which could no longer be delayed up to the US presidential election would be over wherein Obama is seeking reelection lies most of the headaches. Allowing Saleh's entry into American soil in 2012 would be explored and exploited as a campaign issue against Barack Obama.
However, delaying Saleh's medical treatment until US polls on November 06, 2012 will be over would put him into a longer time lingering in pain which his conditions couldn't wait that long. So, the nagging question for Mr. Obama is, Will Saleh be granted US entry now, or later after the election?
The Yemeni dictator is being battered by civil unrests at home which demand him to step down. He had signified willingness to step down with the provisions of immunity on his favor but was rejected which must have sparked continued hostilities. The great diplomatic impact of Saleh going to the US while still dictator of Yemen appears to have complications. To keep a foreign leader in a like country like the US would entail so much security responsibilities as well as concomitant problems.
In order for him to be solely freed from custodial responsibilities of his country is to resign his post to end a 33 year old dictatorship in Yemen before going to the United States to seek treatment. Allowing him into the US as a private citizen from a foreign nation would be a lot easier and entails less if no headaches at all.
Should the health conditions of President Saleh requires that he must go to US for treatment any time in 2012 at the height of the presidential election campaign, the matter is left for President Barack Obama to decide and whatever be the courses of actions to be taken to deal with the matter would be the best for the greater interest of the United States of America and the president of Yemen. For sure, Mr. Obama would not gamble his great chance of a second home run to the White House in exchange of generosity to allow Saleh to the US at a critical time like the height of the campaign period.