The Most Terrifying Thing About 9/11 Was America’s Response

Source: The Intercept
by Jon Schwarz

“We now know that later that day then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was barking instructions at one of his minions, who faithfully wrote them down. The minion’s notes, later obtained by a blogger via a Freedom of Information Act request, included this line of Rumsfeld’s: ‘go massive — sweep it all up, things related and not.’ Ever since I read that, I’ve pondered this question: What exactly was this ‘it’ — related to 9/11 and not — that Rumsfeld was so desperate to sweep up? And why did we have to keep at it for 20 years, at the cost of $8 trillion and 1 million lives?” (09/10/21)