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September 11

Sept. 11 Planner Recast As An Asset for CIA, Leading "Terrorist Tutorials" | Peter Finn, Joby Warrick and Julie Tate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After enduring the CIA's harshest interrogation methods and spending more than a year in the agency's secret prisons, Khalid Sheik Mohammed stood befo...

Bridges of Rhetoric and Suspicion

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abukar Arman

We must build bona fide bridges of understanding to significantly reduce elements hindering the ability of the US and Muslim world to work together on critical issues of mutual importance.

Torture Used to Link Saddam with 9/11

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

Obama's intent to immunize those who violated our laws banning torture and cruel treatment violates the President's constitutional duty to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed."

What If A Plane Hit A Nuclear Power Plant?

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Firms building nuclear power stations will have to present designs that limit the possible effects of a large aircraft hitting the facility, the US nu...

The Myth of Bush As The Hero of 9/11

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The notion that Bush somehow rose above and beyond the very basic template -- the standard operating procedure for reacting to a crisis is nothing more than a tall tale. A lie, if you will.

Lessons for President-Elect Obama From Mumbai

Father Paul Mayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Father Paul Mayer

In Afghanistan we find a bloody quagmire so hopeless that ordinary Afghanis are not sure who to fear more -- the American occupiers or the often ruthless Taliban.

No Time for Revenge

Kalpana Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kalpana Sharma

Ever since the terror strike in Mumbai, many of us have strained hard to find voices advocating peace. The overwhelming chant is one demanding war and revenge. It is reminiscent of the U.S. post 9/11.

If National Security Matters, Don't Vote GOP

Donna and Ed Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Donna and Ed Bassett

We haven't been hit domestically again by terrorists because of the work of dedicated men and women, domestic and foreign, who have kept us safe -- in spite of the Bush Administration, not because of it.

On Anniversary Of Bombing Afghanistan, We Need A Surge In Diplomacy

Kelly Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Campbell

If we want to help build a stable and democratic Afghanistan, we should drastically revamp our humanitarian aid to assure that it goes to projects identified by Afghans as crucial and supports the local economy by employing local workers, not high-priced foreign contractors.

Let The Politics Of Anger Prevail

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lance Simmens

Fear versus anger, defense versus offense, past versus future, insecurity versus hope. These are the trademarks of the current decisions Americans must make in the next six weeks.

9/11 Manhattan Streets

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Shomaker

2008-09-12-911dude.jpgAfter being awakened to the news that America was under attack, I began charging my Hi8 camcorder. This video is a documentation of my experience that day.

Reflecting on Our Response to 9/11

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Seven years later, as we remember that day, it is appropriate to reflect on the statement and to wonder how the world would be different if its counsel had been heeded.

Jason Linkins

George W. Bush Wins The War On Terror Through Clerical Revision | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"He had observed that people who did lie were, on the whole, more resourceful and ambitious and successful than people who did not lie." -- Joseph Hel...

Losing a Friend on 9/11 -- And the Losses Since

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

It's always amazed me how people could invoke 9/11 to sell or accept war, torture and wiretapping, yet the citizens of New York are most opposed to all of those measures.

McCain Started Pushing For Iraq War Moments After Sept. 11 Attacks

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the morning of the 9/11, just moments after the World Trade Center collapsed from the terrorist strikes, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) went on television...

Pentagon Memorial To 9/11 Will Be Dedicated Tomorrow

REUTERS | Andrew Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On the morning of September 11, 2001, Patrick Smith was walking toward a television set in a Pentagon office to get news of the...

Sam Stein

Meet The (White) Man Who Inspired Wright's Controversial Sermon | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Meet the man who inspired Reverend Jeremiah Wright's now famous tirade about America's foreign policy inciting the terrorist attacks of September 11. ...

Sam Stein

Bush SOTU: Bin Laden Mentioned Once, Pakistan Twice | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sometimes, during a speech, what is left unsaid is more telling than the words uttered. This was certainly true during Monday night's State of the Uni...

Giuliani Op-Ed: I Prepared New York To Handle 9/11

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed today on homeland security, Rudy Giuliani references September 11 nine separate times. In one of those instances, he cl...