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SHAPIRO: Did We Learn the Lesson of 9/11?

By  Ben Shapiro
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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 13: Rescuers work to free a victim from under the rubble at the site of the World Trade Center, demolished in a terrorist attack.
James Keivom/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

It’s now been nearly a full generation since September 11, 2001. There are people currently serving in the U.S. military who weren’t born when that act of evil took place — and the military still has thousands of troops in Afghanistan, the home base of the Taliban-supported al Qaida attack on the United States that took nearly 3,000 American lives.

With time comes forgetfulness. The same period of time has now elapsed since Sept. 11 that elapsed between the end of World War I (1918) and the German re-occupation of the Rhineland in contravention of the Treaty of Versailles (1936). Believing that World War I had ended all war, the Allied powers did nothing. That same year, Germany concluded its Axis alliance with Italy, as well as its Anti-Comintern Pact with Japan. Less than three years later, the world would be at war.

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