What goes around comes around.
“The search is underway for those who are behind these evil acts,” President George W. Bush said on 9/11. “We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.” Even so, there was no massive military campaign against nations such as Iran, a major sponsor of terrorism, and Pakistan, where 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden found refuge. President Bush was also at pains to distance the attack from any connection with Islam.
“The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam,” Bush said on September 17, 2001. “That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace. They represent evil and war.” Muslims “make an incredibly valuable contribution to our country, and they need to be treated with respect,” Bush said. “Women who cover their heads in this country must feel comfortable going outside their homes,” and so on.