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It’s been seven years since 9/11—have we learned anything in that time?

Cesar Guzman: Yes, I learned that I despise Bush !

Monica Sorensen: We’ve learned that Rudy Giuliani must get some sort of endorsement each time he mentions the words “nine” and “eleven” in the same sentence.

Jeremiah Smith: I learned that it’s pretty easy to fall for one of the classic blunders: “Never get involved in a land war in Asia”

Christopher Westergard: “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “9/11.” “9/11 who?” “You said you would never forget!”

Nick Clark: We have learned that it is possible to live in a cave undetected for seven years.

Bryan Bale: I learned that I live among a bunch of sheeple who are willing to sacrifice our civil liberties for a false sense of security. I hope our next president will take actions to put FISA back the way it was and scrap Dubya’s signing statements.

Jennifer Nixon: I hope this country has learned something in the past seven years. Then again, I had that same hope before the last election.

Scott Renshaw: Apparently, this brainstorm only hit the government yesterday or so, but it seems we might finally have learned whom we should and should not have been retaliating against.

Jeff Reese: I have learned that big tragedies, such as 9/11, are good excuses for greedy leaders to push their agendas and that human life is apparently not as valuable as a big payroll.

Jesse James Burnitt: Fear of phantoms leads to irrational and unwise decisions.

Brandon Burt: I’ve learned that politicians in both major parties are willing to exploit tragedy for political gain, but, for Republicans, the “gain” has something to do with destroying any worthwhile feature of U.S. government.

Matt Engle: That 9/11 was an inside job.

Annie Quan: That the Dixie Chicks were right about President Bush all along.

Eric S. Peterson: I’ve learned that my generation can black out trauma fast and leave the decision-making of what to do about our security in the hands of those who had a political agenda conceived well before 9/11.

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