To mark today, September 11, 2015, I’ve put together a short quiz.
Photo: Brad Rickerby/Reuters /Landov
1. What is this?
A. The World Trade Center in flames on September 11, 2001.
B. A grotesque act of mass murder.
C. The start of a lifetime of suffering for everyone who loved someone who died at the World Trade Center.
The correct answer, obviously, is D.
“Through my tears I see opportunity.”
— George W. Bush, September 20, 2001
“If the collapse of the Soviet Union and 9/11 bookend a major shift in international politics, then this is a period not just of grave danger, but of enormous opportunity. Before the clay is dry again, America and our friends and our allies must move decisively to take advantage of these new opportunities.”
— Condoleezza Rice, April 29, 2002