President Obama, Attack Terrorists, Not Strawmen

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the Treasury Department in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, following a meeting with his National Security Council to get updates on the investigation into the attack in Orlando, Florida and review efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
In the direct aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks – out of the simmering ashes of the Twin Towers and the smoldering remains of so many of our loved ones – America was momentarily united. Conservatives and liberals, Red America and Blue America … none of it mattered. We were one nation, united in common purpose, mourning and grieving together.