Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Looming Tower

"Bin Laden wanted to lure the United States into Afghanistan, which was already being called the graveyard of empires. The usual object of terror is to draw one’s opponent into repressive blunders, and bin Laden caught America at a vulnerable and unfortunate moment in its history."
Wright, Lawrence (2006-08-08). The Looming Tower (p. 272)