As if Iraq and Afghanistan were not enough on the terror plate:
The Obama administration hasn't ignored the danger: In addition to providing aid to the Somali government and army, it has ordered raids by U.S. forces on terrorist targets in Somalia.Like Iraq, Somali can have a sequel.
But Kenya's foreign minister, Moses Wetangula, was right when he said last week — before the Uganda bombings — that the United States was not doing enough to combat the threat. The Somali government and army need more help, and ideally, more foreign forces; more should be done to stop the flow of weapons into the country. More U.S. counterterrorism operations against al-Shabab leaders should be undertaken. The situation in Somalia, Mr. Wetangula told the Associated Press, is "very, very dire." It is time for the United States to recognize that — and to respond before al-Shabab can escalate its foreign attacks.