Friday, June 26, 2009

Tainted Meddling

I must say I'm shocked at the Obama administration's actions in Somalia:

The United States has sent a shipment of weapons and ammunition to the government of Somalia, according to a U.S. official who said the move signals the Obama administration's desire to thwart a takeover of the Horn of Africa nation by Islamist rebels with alleged ties to al-Qaeda.

The shipment arrived in the capital, Mogadishu, this month, according to the official, who is helping craft a new U.S. policy on Somalia and spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

"A decision was made at the highest level to ensure the government does not fall and that everything is done to strengthen government security forces to counter the rebels," the official said.

So now we meddle in a Moslem country between the government (such as it is) and opponents of the government?

We aren't worried about tainting the government of Somalia by supporting it?

Huh. It's almost as if the administration is just making stuff up as they go along.