Sunday, September 30, 2007

What a Post-9/11 Mentality Should Be

9/11 need not have “changed everything,” as President Bush is fond of saying.

Rod Long clarifies the pre-9/11 mentality:

Why didn't more of us . . . abandon our way of thinking in response to 9/11? Because . . . . [w]e've been saying for decades that the U.S. government's arrogant interventions around the world have only been increasing the risk of blowback. . . . The 9/11 attacks simply corroborated our "pre-9/11 mindset."

Tom Friedman recasts the 9/12 mentality:

We need a president who will unite us around a common purpose, not a common enemy.