Forgetting 9/11

(Washington Post) Charles Krauthammer - We have come a long way in three years. The idea that Sept. 11 was a historic turning point, a wake-up call to a war declared by our enemies but ignored by us, has begun to fade. Yet the passage of time and the setbacks in Iraq have changed nothing of that truth. This is the first time in history that the knowledge of how to make society-destroying weapons has been democratized. Today small radical groups allied with small radical states can do the kind of damage to the world that in the past only a great, strategically located, and industrialized power such as Germany or Japan could do.

2004-06-09 00:00:00

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