"AFTER THE SEPT. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, it was widely asserted at the time, nothing would be the same. What Pearl Harbor had been for our parents and grandparents, 9/11 would be for us: a shattering national wake-up call revealing both the gaping holes in America's homeland security and the reality that we were at war with an implacable enemy whose defeat would require years of sacrifice and resolve."
What lessons from 9/11 have been dismissed by our government leaders?
- Terrorism isn't caused by poverty and ignorance.
- The global jihad is real.
- Terrorists can always adapt to new restrictions.
- The Patriot Act was not a reckless overreaction.
Read the Jacoby column.