Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Back to Somalia?

Tromp tromp tromp, the boots of The Empire keep marching. Now it's back to Somalia, but not for revenge (after all, the Black Hawk Down events happened under Clinton's watch -- even though it was Poppy Bush who first sent troops there, another inconvenient fact forgotten by the Repugs when they were howling for Clinton's head over the incident) but to prevent the new government, the Islamic Militia, from creating a "safe haven" for Al Qaeda.

Baby Doc said as much yesterday, if you read between the lines, in a thinly-veiled threat to the new leaders of the country.

Naturally Baby Doc and his minions and handlers in the BFEE weren't at all happy that an Islamic force overthrew the warlords and ended years of lawless slaughter in that benighted nation. And that kind of puts us in the awkward position of supporting the very criminals who were in charge of Mogadishu when the body one of our own soldiers was dragged through the streets for the benefit of international television.

It's a funny world, isn't it? Black is white, up is down, war is peace, and freedom is slavery.