October 04, 2013

20 Years Ago Osama bin Laden Attacked US for First Time

20 years ago the battle of Mogadishu raged on and 18 US soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice. It wasn't until years later that we learned that Osama bin Laden had sent advisers to Somalia to help in anti-US operations. It was his first attack against the US and what he learned from it was that when the US is hit that we turn and run.

It's true that we should never have been there in the first place. Armies are not made for humanitarian relief or nation building. But when you're attacked the only choice is to win.

Let us never forget that.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:37 AM | Comments |