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  • Richard Engel: America’s Response to 9/11 Was Really “Draconian”

    Do you think America went a bit overboard in its rhetoric following the 3,000 citizens who were killed in coordinated terrorist attacks on September 11th? Apparently, Richard Engel thinks so.

    The NBC reporter appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today to report the latest on France’s response to the savage murder of Charlie Hebdo cartoonists. During that update, he praised the French for essentially learning a lesson from something Engel obviously believes was a huge American mistake.

    You don’t hear those same kind of draconian statements coming out of French officials that ‘Today we will never be the same,’ ‘Our life has to be different,’ ‘Our civil liberties have to be compromised,'” Engel said. “Perhaps they learned some lessons. A lot has changed between 9/11 and today in France.”

    You heard that right; the NBC chief foreign correspondent wasn’t even referring to President Bush’s “Wanted: Dead or Alive” remarks as you might have assumed. Nope, he thinks ‘Today we will never be the same‘ is a “draconian” statement. If that’s “draconian,” then Dick Cheney must represent a regular “Bill the Butcher” to ole’ Richard.

    Watch Engel’s comments in the clip above.


    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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