With the nature of war and warriors changing so much, it's time to consider updating how Americans observe this holiday.
Washington's reaction to 9/11 damaged our country as much as the attacks themselves.
We are afraid as once we were not, not even in the darkest days of World War II when the Nazi monster threatened us.
The 9-11 attacks assaulted our self-confidence and delivered a blow to our sense of well being from which we have yet to recover, a decade later.
His greatest magic trick was to persuade the United States and its allies to expend enormous sums of money to fight a small, isolated, and anachronistic force that operated on the very margins of the Muslim world.
War isn't, and never has been, the answer to terrorism.
This could have been a moment to replace vengeance with cooperation, replace war with justice.
That America brings together peoples from all parts of the world and aspires to treats everyone as an equal is our strength and our message to the world.