The need to blame

Nineteen Arabs hijacked four commercial jets and flew them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, killing almost 3,000 people on 9/11.  But for many people, this is an afterthought or a minor part of the story.  The real criminals are those who did not prevent the attacks. In their vision of the perfect world, alert national security leaders, working with crisp intelligence information, would have been on top of every threat, and should have quickly responded to and pre—empted these attacks.    Of course, these same critics of the less than perfect response to the signals that might have been out there warning of 9/11, are not happy with any invasion of privacy. They do not like racial profiling (such as asking why the same Arab men were buying  first class tickets on the same Boston to LA route week after week).  They do not like the CIA getting into domestic operations. They do not like anybody listening in on phone calls, or reading...(Read Full Article)