Crumbling Certainties

New York City
Sept. 24, 2001
Congress had become a coalition government; defense is not foreign policy anymore, it's domestic. President Bush declared a state of emergency and called up the reserves; Congress wrote a $40 billion check. Soldiers at home and around the world were on high alert, and ready. "This nation is peaceful, but fierce when stirred to anger," the President said. "This conflict was begun on the timing and terms of others. It will end in a way and at an hour of our choosing." But it
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