"A major offensive by Islamic rebels has brought Somalia's internationally backed government close to collapse and renewed the possibility that a militant Islamist regime that allegedly has ties to al Qaeda could seize control of the East African nation. That would be a devastating blow to U.S. counter-terrorism and anti-piracy efforts in East Africa, where al Qaeda operatives bombed the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998."
Iraq. Iran. Afghanistan. Pakistan. Somalia.
At some point, we're going to have to give up on conquering and / or reforming and / or civilizing this part of the world, and just figure out how to quarantine the area.