Eleven years have passed since terrorists attacked U.S. soil and killed thousands, but no amount of time will be able to heal the pain inflicted upon citizens that day. We may not be safer either, according to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who said Tuesday that the world is not in better shape now than it was on September 11, 2001.
“I wish I could say the world is less dangerous now,” the former Massachusetts governor said at an event in Reno, NV. “That it’s less chaotic. I wish I could predict with certainty the threats we’ll face in the years ahead. But on September 10, 2001, we had no idea that America would be at war with Afghanistan someday. In December of 2010, we had no idea that a Tunisian street vendor would inspire a revolution that would topple three dictators. We live in a time of turbulence and disruption.”
The conservative politician continued, “With less than two months to go before Election Day, I would normally speak to a gathering like this about the differences between my and my opponent’s plans for our military and for our national security. There is a time and a place for that, but this day is not that. It is instead a day to express gratitude to the men and women who fought and are still fighting to protect our country.”
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org