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The Enemy

Some especially powerful language from today’s 9/11 Commission report:

The enemy rallies broad support in the Arab and Muslim world by demanding redress of political grievances, but its hostility toward us and our values is limitless.

Its purpose is to rid the world of religious and political pluralism, the plebiscite, and equal rights for women.

It makes no distinction between military and civilian targets.

Collateral damage is not in its lexicon.

This commission was critically important to our nation — and completed its work today in a fashion that deserves our highest praise.