September 20, 2001: President George W. Bush, in a speech to a joint session of Congress eleven days after the 9/11 atrocities:
We will starve terrorists of funding, turn them one against another, drive them from place to place until there is no refuge or no rest. And we will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation in every region now has a decision to make: Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists.
Senator Bob Corker (R., Tenn,) makes clear just how far Republicans have strayed from 9/11 clarity regarding the Islamic supremacists who killed nearly 3,000 Americans:
We understand some people are going to get arms that should not be getting arms. But we still should be doing everything we can to support the free Syrian opposition.
Now, if you are with us, you are with the terrorists . . . and that’s just fine with the bipartisan Beltway ruling class.