9/11 is put forward as the reason for our war on two fronts, both of which are seem open-ended commitments with no victory in sight. 9/11 is due to our own negligence in that it never would have happened if we had obeyed the law and kept the pilot's cabin impenetrable on airliners as decreed in the 1970s during a spate of skyjacks. Perhaps then, if we now better secure our shores and invest in energy independence instead of an anti-Islam "crusade," we might now realize that there are no dividends for us in Afghanistan where we are played by India and Pakistan, both nuclear powers that don't mind Iran joining the club-- all three connected to the Moscow-run Shanghai Security Accord. Let us leave the region to its inhabitants instead of exsanguniating our army as we did in Vietnam tracking Viet Cong.
Daniel E. Teodoru