Yemenis and the US elections

A running joke in the Yemeni community has it that Yemenis should be allowed to vote in the US elections instead of Yemen’s, because “the result of Yemeni elections is predefined so their vote doesn’t make a difference, whereas, since the United States of America rule the world, they have the right to decide who the next American president will be.”

Regardless of the extent of truth in this joke, the fact is that Yemenis are very concerned by the current American elections because they believe that whether Obama or McCain is elected will make a difference in US policy in the Middle East. >>>>>


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