Obama Invokes 9/11 to justify more troops
by Jason Leopold - Truthout
"We did not ask for this fight," the president said. "On September 11, 2001, nineteen men hijacked four airplanes and used them to murder nearly 3,000 people. They struck at our military and economic nerve centers. They took the lives of innocent men, women and children without regard to their faith or race or station. Were it not for the heroic actions of the passengers on board one of those flights, they could have also struck at one of the great symbols of our democracy in Washington, and killed many more."
Using the 9/11 attacks to justify an escalation could end up backfiring on Obama... (read more)
So if 9/11 is of such fundamental importance, why can't we investigate the event?
Clearly, the Truth about 9/11 threatens the ideological foundation of US-led "interventions" in that part of the world, if not the entire edifice of the West's militarised, hegemonic foreign policy.