Zakaria: Why America Overreacted to 9/11

It’s clear we overreacted to 9/11.

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 Full Story »

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by Preston Watts - Sep. 5, 2010

Clumsy attempt to tie unrelated events together. The references he uses are of no particular historical value.

US intelligence services started in 1789 with the Marshals Service and have seen more or less steady growth ever since. Whigs, Torries, Democratic Republicans, Democrats, Republicans, Federlists, War/ Defense Department among others have used and misused their services adding layer after layer. The myopic perspective of this piece tends to suggest this subject needs a journalist with a little better understanding of the historical size and scope of our intelligence community to create a credible or informative article.

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