Conditions in Yemen: from bad to worse [Archives:2003/660/Letters to the Editor]

August 18 2003

Mohamed Saleh El-Haj
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As much I enjoy reading Yemen Times, I'm enjoying life in the United States I can't help but feel bad for my countrymen. I come to Yemen to visit my family and friends and life in Yemen is worst every time I visit. Even before oil was discovered Yemen was better off. I don't blame the government for everything but they are to blame for 80% of the problems, they take credit for the roads they build. Where are the jobs that people can work and make living for their families from? Yemen is beautiful country but a person can not make unless he is crook. I serve in the U.S. Army; can I come to Yemen and serve without stealing from the people because the government can't give me decent pay?