What have we learned from this day?
After this, the USA went on to wage a justified war. Few people in history have maintained that a country cannot strike back after being attacked, so you don't have much company there. As for the people killed in our entirely justifed war in Afghanistan, most were killed by Afhgans, not by the US.
I've lost your respect?
Yours was an entirely admirable post which I "thumbed up" without hesitation.
I may have foiled your valid argument by responding to manored, but his/her utterly mendacious reply was too much to accept in the silence I promised myself about today.
I apologize wandeljw, but sometimes it is necessary to squash the cockroaches.