How should the US have responded to 9/11
It has been 20 years since then. We are now out of Afghanistan and there has been a bit of time to reflect.
I recently started watching a documentary on the attacks and the subsequent war on terror and learned about mistakes I had forgotten about or didn’t even know we had made in the follow up to those attacks. We fucked up our response, plain and simple. I don’t think anyone disagrees here. Hell, the whole ideology that led our response after the attacks, neo conservatism, is now largely dead on the national scene, mostly because of disilussion with Bush’s response to it. It helped pave the way (along with other factors) for the rise of Trumpism, set up the serveillance state and multiple programs we still live under, and helped foster America’s forever wars and distractions as Russia and China rebuilt themselves paving the way for the geopolitical quagmire of today. In short 9/11 fundamentally shaped the US in a lot of ways and is still affecting us today, 20 years on even after the wars are done with not that much to show for it.
Clearly, we could have done better.
How should we have responded to 9/11? If you were in Bush’s shoes, what would you have done? It’s best to learn from our mistakes, what should we have done differently?
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