Have We Forgotten 9/11?
I wrote a piece earlier today for New Atlanticist titled “9/11 Plus 7: Terrorism No Longer Major Issue.”
It seems that, while we’re building memorials and holding commemorations to mark the 7th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, that terrorism has receded from the public consciousness as a major issue. Indeed, a recent survey showed that only 4 percent of Americans though terrorism and national security — taken together — are the most important issue facing the country going into November’s elections.
This is a real choice and, unlike so many of the things the candidates will promise in their speeches, something over which the president has tremendous control. We shouldn’t return to the mindset of September 12, 2001, when terrorism was viewed as the biggest threat in the history of mankind. Perspective is in order. But we shouldn’t return to the mindset of September 10th, either.
See the rest at the link.