“Everything has changed since 9-11.”…

“Everything has changed since 9-11.” What is “everything?

What is included in the “everything” that Bush insists has changed? Has his faith changed? Is democracy not still the best form of government? Is freedom not still a desirable virtue? Is not America still the world’s only superpower by far? Didn’t people hate, envy or fear the US before Sept. 11? Was not terrorism a threat before that day? Didn’t Al-Qaeda exist, threaten and attack America before then? In fact, Sept. 11 didn’t change much other than America itself.

What Sept. 11 has done is give the Bush administration a blank check to act recklessly.