Why are we sending nearly every Marine and Soldier we have to Afghanistan, when Abdulmutallab and a Somali man arrested for plotting a similar attack last month apparently had no real connection to al-Qaeda in Afghanistan?
Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Arab world. It faces corruption, malnutrition and water shortages. Its population of 23 million owns over 23 million firearms. It's a witch's brew of potential disaster.