Tuesday, January 6, 2009

"Ethiopia leaves Somalia with many questions unanswered"

My interview with VOA about the Ethiopian troops in Somalia is now online. Here's part of what I told Joe De Capua:
I think the Transitional Federal Government is so weakened at this point and in such disarray that it’s almost difficult to refer to it as any sort of governing unit. I think that it is possible, with the departure of the Ethiopians, that clan leaders, civil society representatives, moderate Somalis, who just want a return to some sort of stability in the country, could theoretically come together and agree upon some kind of new leadership … and agree to effectively put their guns down and try and reconstitute some kind of viable regime. That’s a very optimistic scenario ... But it is possible.”

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