Imagine the Aztecs in central America first seeing Spanish ships landing 500 years ago. It was a sight impossible to comprehend or predict. Something that changed their lives.
Something like that happened on September 11, 2001 — an event that few imagined, and even those who imagined it thought it was improbable.
And then suddenly our world had changed forever.
Except, 16 years later, we have reverted to September 10 in terms of our naïveté. In fact, in many ways we’re worse off and less prepared now.
Tonight, I’ll look at 10 ways we have forgotten the real meaning of 9/11, and are weaker for it.
Number one: We’re still chummy with the Saudis and other terrorist states. Do you not remember that 15 of the 19 terrorists that day were from Saudi Arabia? Osama Bin Laden himself the son of a prominent Saudi family.
OK, that’s the first way we’re worse off than before.
WATCH as I list the nine others...
NEXT: Former NYPD police officer John Cardillo joins me to talk about the September 11 attacks; then Breitbart's Joel Pollak explains why many people believe 60 Minutes manipulated interview footage to make Steve Bannon look bad.