Imagine 9/11, only no press conferences explaining what happened or what was ongoing, and a third of Congress expressing sympathy with Al Qaida and urging us to forget the attack in the name of unity.
— Seth Masket (@smotus) January 10, 2021
However, I doubt we’ll see anyone from the Trump Administration – or Trump himself – take responsibility. There are no good men in this administration, it seems.
Richard Clarke, former counterterrorism chief to President George W. Bush, testifying before Congress on March 24, 2004:
I also welcome the hearings because it is finally a forum where I can apologise to the loved ones of the victims of 9-11. To them who are here in the room, to those who are watching on television, your government failed you. Those entrusted with protecting you failed you, and I failed you. We tried hard, but that doesn’t matter because we failed. And for that failure, I would ask, once all the facts are out, for your understanding and your forgiveness.