“On Dec 7, 1941 Japan attacked the United States. We
fought in multiple theatres, against industrialised war
machines. In less than 4 years, we won unconditional victory.
“On Sep 11, 2001 something happened. We lit candles,
but bickered over what and who. We fought against a
tactic, and for the ‘hearts and minds’ of our enemies.
12 years later, we can’t even define victory. We are now
considering helping an enemy take over Syria.
“9/11 was not a ‘tragedy.’ It was an act of war. The
endless denial, appeasement, flailing, and conspiracy
theories are the tragedy.”
- Keith Weiner