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Article by Dad

A new article by my dad popped up in my Google Alerts yesterday. First paragraph quoted below. Click through for the rest.

Don’t replay Iraq in Horn of Africa
(William Minter, The Providence Journal)

AS CONGRESS debates how to withdraw from a failed war in Iraq and President Bush begins his troop surge, U.S. policymakers seem determined to replicate the Iraq debacle in Africa. In the last two months, Washington has backed an overwhelming Ethiopian invasion of neighboring Somalia and has launched air strikes on alleged terrorists, killing an unknown number of Somali civilians. The United States is now counting on the African Union to replace Ethiopia as the military sponsor of a weak Somali government.