Originally Posted by c/Cpl.Lynam
Most likely because the penholder holder has a different point of view take Black Hawk Down the movie and i believe the book potraid the U.S to be the victors even though they got sh!t kicked.
The fact that you even mention the book and movie shows you're focusing on one event, and event mind you where all of the objectives were met and completed. The US' time in Somalia was not just one day.
If you wish to know who took a "**** kicking" however, I would suggest you look closer at the Somali casualties.
It is true that our time in Somalia was a "loss" for us, not because we lost men - but because the serving POTUS at the time did not have the resolve to see us finish our tasks.
So, was Somalia as loss for the US politically? Probably so. Militarily? No.