Despite the fact that a transitional government for Somalia was finally agreed on eight months ago, after two years of highly charged talks, there is still no functioning government.On the other hand, if you don't have the power to make your decision stick, long debates over trivia may be your only safe course....
As the drama unfolded on the high seas off Somalia’s coast, the government that should have been addressing the very problems that allow such things to happen was busy squabbling about where in the country it should be based.
Landing the Big One
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Nice summary of the current status of Somalia here: