Why do we still have to remove our shoes at airports, and what are U.S. troops still doing in Afghanistan? We are linking to our 9/11 post from two years ago, which in turn re-blogged Robin Hanson’s eloquent post on this matter. In brief, aren’t public commemorations of 9/11 defeatist and counter-productive, sending the wrong signal to the enemies of the U.S.? Isn’t it time to move on? If not, when?