Various bloggers have linked to this Gregg Easterbrook post of an alternative history of our actions to prevent 9/11, but I hadn’t had a chance to read it until now.
If you haven’t seen it, definitely read the whole thing. As David Cohen wrote a couple of weeks ago, “So, the criticism is that we should have acted pre-9/11 in Afghanistan the way we acted in post-9/11 Iraq and in post-9/11 Iraq the way we acted in pre-9/11 Afghanistan?”
Yes, but if we did–the results would probably have been staggeringly close to what Easterbrook wrote in his Blog.
UPDATE: File this under “great minds think alike”: Kathleen Parker has a similar essay in TownHall.com, with a similar ending.