Obama: 9/11 Made US Stronger

'Clear for All to See' Terrorists No Match for Us, President Insists

Speaking today in his weekly radio address before a whirlwind of photo opportunities on the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, President Barack Obama declared that the attacks had made America stronger.

There should be no doubt: today, America is stronger and al-Qaeda is on the path to defeat,” Obama declared, adding that it was “clear for all to see” that the terrorists are no match for the US military.

The remainder of the address was spent hyping the enormous virtues of the “9/11 generation” which has spent the last decade fighting America’s wars. Obama had previously praised them for an “extraordinary decade of service” in conquering Iraq and Afghanistan.

Interestingly, however, one of Obama’s talking points was that the terrorists “want to draw us into endless wars,” an incredible acknowledgement as he works to negotiate a plan to keep US troops occupying Afghanistan, nominally over the “threat of al-Qaeda,” through 2024 and beyond. He also declared the Iraq War to be “ending,” despite reports that he intends to miss the December deadline and keep troops in that nation for years to come.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for Antiwar.com. He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.