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Seven Years after 9/11, How Safe Are We?

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After a seven-year war on terror and the creation of the Homeland Security Department, guest host Lawrence O'Donnell considers whether we're safer now than we were before September 11? With al Qaeda hiding in Pakistan and the Taliban gaining strength in Afghanistan, will we have to re-fight the Afghanistan war? Are Islamic jihadists gaining or losing support in Muslim societies? Also, McCain and Obama suspend campaigning to remember the 2001 tragedy. On Reporter's Notebook, one of the enduring images of 9/11 was the scene of firefighters carrying the lifeless body of their chaplain from the world trade center rubble.


Pedestrians walk by a memorial to a victim of the September 11 terrorist attacks next to Ground Zero September 11, 2008 in New York City. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images