9/11: the People protected the Government.

Today we remember 19 years ago. On that day, our extensive intelligence operations and our expensive military systems failed to protect the people. They had only two fighter planes on standby. They sent those fighters against an imagined attack from over the Atlantic. Meanwhile, the people, the unarmed passengers on the fourth plane, used handheld devices to learn the nature of the attack. They brought down the missile headed for the White House.

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