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William Connor Magee,Irish clergyman
UN DISPATCH: Few places on Earth have as consistently dire news coming out of them as Somalia. (See, for example, our coverage here, here, here, and here.) This leads to a tendency to shake one's head at the country's seemingly perpetual misfortune. As this panel discussion made clear, however, conditions in Somalia are not "merely" in their "usual" catastrophic state; they are even worse, and in new and potentially dangerous ways.
UN DISPATCH: The United States participates in various international organizations which can, at times, serve the cause of peace and prosperity, but those organizations must never serve as a substitute for principled American leadership. Nor should our participation in them prevent our joining with other democracies to protect our vital national interests.
Phil Knight, founder of Nike