U.S. Airstrike Aims at Qaeda Cell in SomaliaIraq is but one of the battles raging around the world. It and they will be won.
By David S. Cloud, The New York Times
Washington, Jan. 8 — A United States Air Force gunship carried out a strike Sunday night against suspected operatives of Al Qaeda in southern Somalia, a senior Pentagon official said Monday night.
The attack by an AC-130 gunship, which is operated by the Special Forces Command, is believed to have produced multiple casualties, the official said. It was not known Monday night whether the casualties included members of a Qaeda cell that American officials have long suspected was hiding in Somalia.
Special Forces units operating from an American base in Djibouti are conducting a ... (link)
I read the other day one of Virginia's many small-minded bloggers dancing a jig over President Bush's popularity rating. What he'll never understand is the fact that the our President could give a damn. George Bush will tell you that, since 9/11, his overriding purpose is to protect the American people, whether they want it or not. Whether they like him for it or not.
We can - and will - do a lot worse.