Friday, January 12, 2007

Some Deal

Check out the lede in this NYT report on Somalia:

Somalia's warlords met with the president Friday and promised to enlist their militiamen into the army, a major step toward bringing calm to this city after years of chaos. But outside the peace talks, a clan fight over parking left at least six people dead.

There's beenn no effective central government in Somalia for a decade and a half and these guys - united only by their opposition to the Islamic fundamentalists - can't even agree over parking spots. I imagine the over/under on how long this deal will last may be in minutes or hours.


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