The Sooners play Florida State this afternoon, and Kansas and Georgia Tech have a shoot-out going. It’s a bright football Saturday in early fall. Being at the computer typing isn’t my top idea of a good time. But as the 9th anniversary of 9/11 passes, it seems necessary to respond to an article on 9/11 from long-time writer on strategy and geopolitics George Friedman, posted this week at Real Clear World. Friedman runs Strategic Forecasting, one of the pioneers of open-source intelligence and strategic advice patronized by businesses, think tanks, and opinion writers. I think highly of STRATFOR and always give Friedman a hearing; he has a useful perspective and often frames things in a way that resonates with me.
That’s why I was somewhat surprised to read his take on our response to 9/11, and in particular, the reasoning that produced it. Continue reading “9/11: Reassessing the Reassessment”