Newsweek Author Claims America Overreacted to 9/11 Attacks, Retired Army Officer Says Not True
In a September 4th Newsweek article, entitled "What America Has Lost: It’s clear we overreacted to 9/11," author Fareed Zakaria claims that the U.S. overreacted to the September 11th terrorist attacks. He writes:
Nine years after 9/11, can anyone doubt that Al Qaeda is simply not that deadly a threat? Since that gruesome day in 2001, once governments everywhere began serious countermeasures, Osama bin Laden’s terror network has been unable to launch a single major attack on high-value targets in the United States and Europe. While it has inspired a few much smaller attacks by local jihadis, it has been unable to execute a single one itself. Today, Al Qaeda’s best hope is to find a troubled young man who has been radicalized over the Internet, and teach him to stuff his underwear with explosives.
...September 11 was a shock to the American psyche and the American system. As a result, we overreacted.
Watch below as Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata explains that America did not overreact, and that it is due to the bravery of our military that al Qaeda has been unable to launch a major attack!