Algerian officials are still not on board for the international invasion of northern Mali, and that’s a big concern for US officials. Algerian President Bouteflika says he fears the war will backfire and cause more problems regionally, and without his endorsement, the AU and ECOWAS plan to attack the nation is on shaky ground.
Which had Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Algiers today pressing the president to change his mind or, at the very least, his public opposition, warning that the threat of Mali could spread across the world if it is not crushed by a global military response.
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