January 18, 2013
Posted by orrinj at 6:52 PM
WE WASTED A FEW YEARS, BUT GOT IT RIGHT EVENTUALLY:US recognizes Somalia government after two decades of anarchy : For the first time since 1991, the United States has recognized a government in the war-torn East African nation, setting the stage for strengthening political ties between the two countries. (Mike Pflanz, January 18, 2013, CS Monitor)'
After more than 20 years without formal relations, the United States officially recognized the government of Somalia Thursday, paving the way for what Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called "a new chapter" between the two nations.
One of those places--Palestine and Iran being among the others--where W's understandable reluctance to embrace Islamist allies did more harm than good.