Breach of Faith

By Patrick Gaffney, CSC

A few days after the tragic events of 9/11 were seared permanently into our nation’s collective memory, President Bush presented a formal response, standing before the joint houses of Congress, rows of dignitaries and banks of television cameras. With impressive confidence he spoke of the resolve needed in the forceful campaign the United States would undertake against those who were responsible or were abetting this numbing violence. He summoned world leaders to join in an unprecedented global alliance that would uncover, incapacitate and apprehend the agents of such murderous devastation. Then, alluding to the motives underlying this brutality, he asked, “Why do they hate us?”…

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