The tragedy of 9-11-2001 is an object lesson in the failure of Government.
The Government failed to prevent the Terrorist Attack (are we still allowed to call it a terror attack? Or is it random violence now?) because the massive Federal bureaucracies that have been massively funded to prevent this event massively failed.
The bureaucracy knew that foreign Mohammedans were taking flight lessons in preparation for the attack, but did nothing; in part because of Clinton-Era policies that prevented intelligence agencies from sharing information, and politically correct aversion to “racial profiling.”
The bureaucracy had been aware that Mohammedan terrorists had been planning exactly this type of attack since the mid 1990’s, and had alerted the Clinton administration to this in 1998. But nothing was done to prevent it.
The terrorists came to the USA on business and tourist visas, and were not tracked down after their visas expired. In effect, the terrorists were illegal immigrants. And the bureaucracy… which should have tracked down and deported them, did nothing.
On the morning of 9-11-2001, the terrorists waltzed through airport security without a single challenge or alarm being raised and then carried out their diabolical scheme.
The Lesson of 9-11 is that the Government failed; and the only successful anti-terrorist actions that day were taken by private citizens aboard United Airlines Flight 93.