America Abroad: Dealing with Anti-Countries

Dealing with Anti-Countries

FINALLY, ON HIS WAY OUT THE DOOR OF THE OVAL OFfice, George Bush is getting serious about Somalia. In the way the U.S. is now responding, the President is affirming an important principle: once a country utterly loses its ability to govern itself, it also loses its claim to sovereignty and should become a ward of the United Nations.

For nearly two years, while as many as half a million Somalis starved to death, the international community sought consent for famine relief from the leaders of warring clans, as though they represented their people's interests. In fact, these Mad Max characters...

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