Saturday, March 19, 2011

What's wrong with the second sentence?

Hidden towards the end of an article about the unrest in Bahrain:
The king's announcement of a three-month emergency rule and the crackdown on Pearl Square sent a message that authorities will strike back in the strategic island nation, which hosts the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.

President Barack Obama called King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain to express deep concern over the violence. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama stressed the need for "maximum restraint."

Obama is talking to "the kings"?

In 2011, there is no way we will ultimately succeed if allied to corrupt medieval-style absolute monarchs.

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