Al Jazeera English – Focus – ‘Time for a new Somalia policy’

Under George W. Bush outsourcing the ‘war on terror’ to warlords to assassinate al-Qaeda operatives in Somalia backfired – forcing the Islamists to unite under the Islamic Courts Union (ICU), which brought order to the country but disorder to Washington’s counter-terrorism tactics.The US also supported Somalia’s warlords by providing money, information and legitimacy even though the Somali government had pleaded with Washington for help.

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