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.