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04/07/2011 02:31 pm ET | Updated Jun 07, 2011

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Saddam Hussein's Protege, And The Struggle For Reform

In early March, as tens of thousands of people were calling for revolution, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been the President of Yemen for the past thirty-three years, staged an enormous celebration of himself. Uprisings across the Middle East had already swept away two of Saleh's peers and were threatening to bring down his own regime. In the capital, Sanaa, thousands of Yemenis filed into the Stadium of the Revolution, their loyalty insured by the promise of payments after the rally.

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