We were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001 and our “war planners” again had dropped the ball. The World Trade Center had been bombed eight years before, and yet our leaders were still unprepared for any and all contingencies, even though we had been warned and threatened by Osama bin Laden many times before.
Just this past month on Sept. 11 our ambassador and three other Americans were slaughtered in Libya by those who we know want to do us harm, in any way possible at every moment of each day, and again we were caught unaware.
What in blazes are our leaders doing to prevent such attacks? This is not a partisan critique, since both sides have dropped the ball. However, the American people should be very angry that much of our tax money is wasted on pet projects that award cronies of those elected to high office, and not common defense.
According to Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, “Congress shall provide for the ‘common defense’ of this Union.”
David E. Pierson