“At 8:46 on the morning of September 11, 2001, the United States became a nation transformed” (“The 9/11 Commission Report Executive Summary” 6). This day will forever be a part of the American way of live from here on out. It was a day of tragedy and surprise, but was it something we could have avoided? “The 9/11 Commission Report” talks about the events leading up to this tragic event, how the government could of avoided such devastation, who was the man behind it all, the events on the 9/11, and the general problems within the United States government. While there is more to the story then most of “us” (United States citizens) will ever know, this book is probably the closest most of the “us” will ever get to actually understanding 9/11, and the events leading up to it.
I shall start with the man behind this tragic event, Osama Bin Laden.
Now that we have an understanding of the who the brains of this horrific operation was, lets now look into the warnings our government was given by this master mind himself.
So why didn’t our government take action towards these warnings? We all know our government is corrupt.
These people affected by this tragedy are our family, in a weird metaphoric way. When something major happens to a part of us, it happens to all of us. Like Hurricane Katrina, recent Hurricane Sandy, the BP oil spill, the spreading wildfires in Colorado, 9/11 was an attack on our family, and something no one will ever be able to forget. “We write with the Benefit and handicap of hindsight. We are mindful of the danger of being unjust to men and women who made choices in conditions of uncertainty and in circumstances over which they often had little control” (“The 9/11 Commission Report Executive Summary” 12). So by understanding this quote we are to hope that we are about to get some grueling evidence on how our government failed us, and caused us to lose so many family members. Reading on into the book, you learn so many different things...
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