What we were doing didn’t have anything to do with national defense.
Americans have a lot less to be proud of than we think.
after 21 years, it’s become painfully clear to many, including to 9-11 victim family members who, after all this time, remain fighting in court for the truth, that U.S. foreign policy and military strategists don’t much care about the unintended consequences or “blowback” to instigate wars.
Trillions of dollars later, we have fought for two decades in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and have destroyed so much more than what we lost that terrible day.
Killing innocents is wrong, whether it’s done by the U.S. military or by terrorists.
Dwight D. Eisenhower’s most famous address was his last one to the nation in January of 1961, when he warned America of what he termed “the military-industrial complex.”