A Doctrine in the HouseCommentary by Pete du Pont
February 06, 2002
On Sept. 11 America's vulnerability reappeared. Anti-American terrorism had stalked the world for decades, in Lebanon and Africa and Yemen, but now it had come home to us. We began to talk less of peace and harmony and more of terrorists and evil. Gone was blaming America for every international injustice; back were the values of 50 years ago, patriotism and religious faith.