Thursday, July 20, 2006

Finish Lines

So, I'm of the opinion that we've been at the War in Iraq since 1991, and what may turn out to be three or four Presidential administrations. That's a long time. The reason (IMHO) is that we never really had much of a finish line drawn on the field. Think about it this way, when dealing with Iraq, we've only ever had one real, well defined strategic goal: throw their Army out of Kuwait. Once defined, it took us 100 hours to accomplish.

But I digress, this isn't about Iraq at all.

In other news that refuses to go away, but that you may not have heard about, Eithiopia has invaded Somalia. Thier mission: to keep the Islamist militias from getting to and taking out the provisional Somali government, which apparently has been exiled to some border village that is the Somali equivalent of Waycross, Georgia. That ain't good. Reports exist of more Eithiopian troops massing on the border.

I guess the Eithiopians have become tired of the world community allowing a state of anarchy and thuggism to exist along so much of their border. Sound like anywhere else we've been talking about recently? Do you really blame them?

So, put Somalia back up on the list of things we're still dealing with today because we couldn't figure it out the first time.

This is like the international relations version of Bill Murray's "Groundhog Day."

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