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Mik Awake, a blogger whose parents are from Ethiopia and whose spent some time there, emails drawing attention to his take on President Meles Zenawi and the divide between Ethiopia’s largest Christian government and half Muslim — some of it ill-treated Somalis — population. Suffice it to say that Ethiopia’s a diverse country with over 70 million residents so presumably one could find a wide divergence of views on these and other subjects. But, of course, one of the costs of these kind of proxy wars is that Bush has married us not just to Ethiopia, but to a particular Ethiopian faction and thereby gotten us involved in all manner of issues and controversies your average American — even your average American foreign policy professional — doesn’t really understand or care about.