"SomaliaÂ’s feuding functions never held a single shirweyne (Convention in Somali) inside Somalia and under the acacia trees that the people of this country can understand and identify with......."
The ICU is attempting to unify Somalia on the basis of Sharicah. The TFG is atempting to unify the country in the form of a western government.
In my view, neither form satisfies the needs or traditions of the Somali people. It may be that one side can win a civil war and impose it's will on the entire coutry, but I doubt that such a solution can be permanent or very satisfactory in the long term.
The oldest and strongest institution in Somalia is qabiil. At least in my mind, the best government for Somalia would be one based on qabiil and isbahaysi. All the rest is just too unSomali and too far up in the clouds.