◼ The 9/11 ‘overreaction’? Nonsense. - Charles Krauthammer/Washington Post
The secretary of defense says that al-Qaeda is on the verge of strategic defeat. True. But why? Al-Qaeda did not spontaneously combust. Yet, in a decade Osama bin Laden went from the emir of radical Islam, jihadi hero after whom babies were named all over the Muslim world — to pathetic old recluse, almost incommunicado, watching shades of himself on a cheap TV in a bare room.
What turned the strong horse into the weak horse? Precisely the massive and unrelenting American war on terror, a systematic worldwide campaign carried out with increasing sophistication, efficiency and lethality — now so cheaply denigrated as an “overreaction.” read the rest...
◼ The ugly gash of 9/11 - Michael Gerson/Washington Post
◼ An Economic Lesson from 9/11, How capitalism helped save lower Manhattan - Ira Stoll at Reason.com