There is turmoil in Tunisia. The president Ben Ali has just fled the country with his family to safety in Saudi Arabia after constant rallies and civil unrest have given him reason to fear for his life. The prime minister Mohammed Ghannouchi has taken over the position as interim president amidst the economic crisis. Meanwhile corruption, unemployment, food shortages, and riots have ravaged the country.
The NFL draft is quickly approaching and the two stars of the championship winning team Auburn Cam Newton and Nick Fairly have entered. Earlier this week the Heisman winning Newton and Fairly showed strongly in the national title. Other key prospects include Clemson’s Da’Quan Bowers, Georgia’s A.J.Green, and Alabama’s Marcell Dareus.
Tension is eased as Obama recently eased travel restrictions between the U.S. and the Cuba. Religious groups and academic groups will be able to sponser travel groups to the formerly locked up country. The new policy should increase our interaction with the people and hopefully plant ideas of freedom from the Cuban govornment. More American “promotion of freedom” is just what our foreign policy needs…..