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The Axis of Naïveté

Some political pundits who are trying to help us find a way to appreciate the tepid U. S. response to the democratic crisis in Iran are saying that the American response is best appreciated when contrasted to the previous Administration's reckless "Axis of Evil" references in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. We have unfortunately forgotten much about that day in 2001 and the events leading up to that day. Let's remember that the World Trade Center was attacked on the morning of September 11, 2001 in which 2,974 people were killed in New York City. This attack had been preceded by the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York, the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, the 1998 bombings of the U. S. Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, and the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen. George W. Bush was inaugurated in January of 2001 and in September, the World Trade Center was attacked and toppled. Almost immediately, President Bush announced