The Corner

Re: Air Defense

One of the topics on my talk show this morning was whether the “chaos” on 9/11 was a failure of our goverment and military, as the media described it; or the inevitable result of a massive, successful terrorist attack. It was amazing how many people want to believe that the America of pre-9/11 could have stopped the unforseen 9/11 attack.

Here’s one media take:

“Kristen Breitweiser of Middletown Township, N.J., whose husband, Ronald, died in the World Trade Center, said a lack of foresight on the part of those agencies was compounded by mistakes on the morning of Sept. 11.

’I think we were ill-prepared, and I think people showed poor judgment,’ Breitweiser said. The airliner that crashed into the Pentagon, in particular, could have been stopped, she contends.

Michael GrahamMichael Graham was born in Los Angeles and raised in South Carolina. A graduate of Oral Roberts University, he worked as a stand-up comedian before beginning his political career as ...


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