Was the CIA-created government of Somalia even consulted? I can't tell from the reporting. Everyone agrees that on Monday March 3, 2008 the U.S. Navy launched a missile attack on Somalia. That would be a war crime. Since civilians were killed, that would also be a crime against humanity.
The alleged target was a Kenyan, Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan. No attempt was made to capture Mr. Nabhan. Execution without trial is the new U.S. way of doing things. Unfortunately, while no one was killed, three civilians were wounded. Mr. Nabhan was not hurt. For once, we can applaud the Navy's incompetence.
Those who would rant against President Bush might want to not that none of the remaining presidential candidates deplored the war crime. It is just business as usual for the ruling class and their carefully bought politicians. Congress will do nothing.
Meanwhile, the perception among 1 billion Muslims that the U.S. is at war against Islam has been re-enforced.
Mr. Nabhan is accused of helping to kill 3 Israeli tourists in Kenya. The U.S. attack looks like the sort of execution of civilians without trial that the Israeli government is so fond of.
Meanwhile, the U.N. and CIA-backed "provisional" government of Somalia does not seem to be able to govern at all. It is not so much that the U.S. government never learns. The U.S. could have given aid to moderates in the Islamic Justice Courts. By now there would be peace and prosperity in Somalia. But that is not U.S. government policy. Our policy is to keep African nations and Islamic nations weak and helpless. That policy has not changed in 200 years.
See also: my Somalia page
Wikipedia Somalia page