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NEWS FEED WEDNESDAY: Heroism Versus Trauma in 9/11 Coverage

J Robert Smith

  • Sept. 11, 2019
  • 2 min read

“They made the decision we didn’t have to make.”

Those are the words of Lt. Col. Marc Sasseville, as recalled 18 years later in a new account of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks from the perspective of decision-makers in Washington, survivors, military service members and the families of those aboard United Flight 93, which was hijacked before passengers fought back and brought the plane down.

— Fox News, September 11, 2019
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NEWS FEED TUESDAY: Time to Leave Afghanistan?

J Robert Smith

  • Sept. 10, 2019
  • 2 min read

A premature U.S. pullout from Afghanistan will fulfill the late Osama bin Laden’s prophecy, which he based on America’s Vietnam experience, that the United States has no staying power and all the terrorists have to do is wait us out.

— Cal Thomas, Washington Times, September 9, 2019

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President Trump has the audacity to want to wind down the Afghanistan occupation. It’s an occupation, because almost 18 years later is it still a war?
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