Lib Newsman Ted Koppel: US Over Overreacted After Al-Qaeda Slaughtered 3,000 American Innocents
Far left crank Ted Koppel preached to America today in The Washington Post. The leftist newsman slammed America for “overreacting” after Al-Qaeda murdered 3,000 innocent Americans on 9-11.
The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, succeeded far beyond anything Osama bin Laden could possibly have envisioned. This is not just because they resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths, nor only because they struck at the heart of American financial and military power. Those outcomes were only the bait; it would remain for the United States to spring the trap.
The goal of any organized terrorist attack is to goad a vastly more powerful enemy into an excessive response. And over the past nine years, the United States has blundered into the 9/11 snare with one overreaction after another. Bin Laden deserves to be the object of our hostility, national anguish and contempt, and he deserves to be taken seriously as a canny tactician. But much of what he has achieved we have done, and continue to do, to ourselves. Bin Laden does not deserve that we, even inadvertently, fulfill so many of his unimagined dreams.
He sounds like Obama.
Looking at the Left has more on that fateful day in 2001.