First the Guns, Now the Butter

America shows two faces in Yemen—both meant to fight terror

Sheikh Murdi Mabhooth Kuwalan (center) said he requested funding for a clinic.
photo: Kareem Fahim
Sheikh Murdi Mabhooth Kuwalan (center) said he requested funding for a clinic.

But the American relationship is complicated, and nothing is absolute. A few months later, the same organization took money from the National Endowment for Democracy, which is funded by the U.S. Congress. A spokesman for the group said they decided there was a difference between government money and funds that came from the American people.

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