June 6, 2006

Bush watching Somalia instability carefully

LAREDO, Texas (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on
Tuesday he was watching the situation in Somalia carefully and
wants to make sure it does not become a safe haven for al

"Obviously when there's instability anywhere in the world
we're concerned. There is instability in Somalia," Bush said.
"First concern of course would be to make sure that Somalia
does not become an al Qaeda safe haven, doesn't become a place
from which terrorists plot and plan, so we're watching very
carefully developments there," he said.

Islamic militia vowed on Tuesday to turn the Horn of Africa
country into a religious state, pushing north after winning a
three-month battle for Mogadishu.