Huffington Post Quotes POMED’s Bockenfeld on U.S.-Saudi Relations
On October 8, the Huffington Post‘s Akbar Shahid Ahmed wrote of Saudi Arabia’s ongoing offensive in Yemen in an article entitled, “Obama Could End The Slaughter In Yemen Within Hours.” POMED’s Deputy Director for Policy Cole Bockenfeld is quoted as saying:
“I think we’ve turned the corner on [U.S. involvement tempering potential Saudi mistakes] and are now looking at how complicit we want to be in this. The answer is as little as possible, while still telling the Saudis, ‘We’ve got your back,’” he said, describing the thinking among lawmakers and their staff. “Just compare how [the war] is going now to how it was going a year ago, when the U.S. was even more involved and we weren’t having the influence we should.”
The full article is available here.