The Therapy Sessions
Saturday, October 04, 2003
A Day We Should Remember
Forgotten by just about everyone, yesterday was the tenth anniversary of the "Black Hawk Down" incident in Mogadishu. The American public witnessed dead US soldiers being dragged through the streets of Somalia by gleeful tribesmen.
Support for our intervention in East Africa quickly collapsed, but it was only a humiliating retreat from an insignificant part of the world, an incident that would be quickly forgotten.
But the world was watching, and that incident put the gleam of victory in one terrorist's eye:
We also believe that our battle against America is much simpler than the war against the Soviet Union, because some of our mujahedin who fought here in Afghanistan also participated in operations against the Americans in Somalia - and they were surprised at the collapse of American morale. This convinced us that the Americans are a paper tiger.
Osama Bin Laden
We should remember this whenever anyone says we should pull out of Iraq.
(Thanks to Little Green Footballs)