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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Five Years Later

The Taliban are resurgent in Afghanistan.

The reputation of the United States is lower than it has been since Viet Nam, even among our allies.

This past week, the number of US troops killed in Iraq surpassed the number of civilians who died on Sept 11.

Support for the Iraqi constitution is fraying among Iraq political factions.

The president admits there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

The British disabled an apparent terrorist plan to blow up more than one US airliner in flight over the Atlantic.

FBI, CIA and immigration watch lists are not yet coordinated at airports and points of entry.

First responders are still not prepared for biological and nuclear attacks in major cities.

Federal homeland defense funds are not primarily directed at NYC and Washington, DC.

The FBI does not have adequate computer systems.

The president and the vice president have never spoken under oath about what they knew leading up to 9/11.

No one in the US government has ever been held responsible for the failure to connect the dots on 9/11.

Osama bin Laden is still free.

There is a constant atmosphere of fear and foreboding when the war on terror has no end.

Arron Dack died on 9/11 and left behind his wife Abby and two children, Olivia and Carter.


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