February 27, 2007

EVEN THE INEVITABLE USUALLY DOESN'T HAPPEN THAT FAST:

No compromise with extremists (Matthew Mainen, February 27, 2007, International Herald Tribune)_

The United States is currently pressuring the newly instated Somali government to reach out to "moderate" leaders of the Islamic Courts Union, the extremist regime that was disposed of by Ethiopian troops in the beginning of the year. Such a move, the Bush administration believes, will help create a more stable environment and end the 16 years of anarchy that has plagued Somalia.

We'd have saved the Somalis some pointless misery by embracing the ICU government and getting them to bring in the others.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 27, 2007 3:55 PM
Comments

No, a point had to be made first. It may have to made again.

And the Sudanese diffidence towards the International Court needs a .50 caliber response, too.

Posted by: ratbert at February 28, 2007 12:36 AM

The point being that we need them as much as they need us? They know that.

Posted by: oj at February 28, 2007 7:53 AM
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