Standing atop rubble with retired New York City firefighter Bob Beckwith Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, President George W. Bush rallies firefighters and rescue workers during an impromptu speech at the site of the collapsed World Trade Center in New York City. Photo by Eric Draper, Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library
What if the US didn’t go to war in Afghanistan after 9/11?

For President Bush, the only option was revenge, but an alternative path was available.

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