This is the kind of thing that makes it hard to stop blogging:
Today, the Washington Post reported that the U.S. has been “secretly supporting secular warlords who have been waging fierce battles against Islamic groups for control of the capital, Mogadishu.”
The Bush administration is “backing the warlords as part of its global war against terrorism,” even though some of these warlords “reportedly fought against the United States in 1993 during street battles that culminated in an attack that downed two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters and left 18 Army Rangers dead.”
-I wonder if these soldiers in the picture below ever could ever imagine...
Photos taken by former medic and Battle of Mogadishu veteran Mark Jackson while stationed in Mogadishu, Somalia with the 10th Mountain Division from Aug - Dec 1993. Jackson caption for the photo, "Shocked members of TF 2-14 stare blankly at helicopters evacuating wounded and dead soldiers from the stadium."