While we pause to remember the terrorist attacks of seven years ago and to mourn those Americans -- and the nationals of 89 other countries -- who were killed on 9/11, we should also never forget ...
...that a briefing entitled "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US" was given to President Bush 36 days before the attacks. The report included this: "FBI information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York."
...that the 9/11 attacks were used as a political tool to win public support for the invasion of Iraq, even though that country had no role in the attacks and despite serious questions being raised throughout the Pentagon and administration as to the veracity of the intelligence put forth to make the case.
...that the Iraq invasion seriously compromised American efforts in Afghanistan and, as of today, Osama bin Ladin, his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri and Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar have still not been captured.
...that the same president and administration that manufactured a case for war and wraps itself in the flag is not willing to demand the best in medical care and other assistance for veterans when they return home.
...that the world has become more dangerous under the current administration.