Today in Washington, D.C., President Obama remembered the victims of the fatal terrorist attacks that took place 8 years ago on the Pentagon and World Trade Center. Today marks the first official National Day of Service of Remembrance, in which Americans are called upon to volunteer their services in recognition of the victims of 9/11. “On a day when others sought to sap our confidence, let us renew our common purpose, United not only in our grief, but in our resolve to stand for one another, to stand up for the country we all love.” He stresses that a commitment to our nation’s core causes would be the “strongest rebuke, to those who attacked us.” Nearly 3,000 days have passed since the attacks, and the United States is still at war. The most recent updates from the White House indicate that the U.S. is committed to a stepped-up assault against Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan. With a steady decrease in the number of troops in Iraq, U.S. officials hope to have all the troops removed in 2011. What do you think? We presented the facts, what’s your conclusion?
In other related news, President Obama will be interviewed by CBS today, which will air sunday night on 60 Minutes. In the interview he will be discussing his plan for the biggest overhaul of American healthcare since Medicare was created in the 60’s.
World Trade Center 9/11
hijackers Mohammed Atta (R) And Abdulaziz Alomari (C)