Friday marks the 19th anniversary of the 11 September 2001 attacks, the deadliest terrorist incident in modern history, and the worst-ever attack on US soil. But as some Americans mourn, others appear to be too busy thinking about politics ahead of November’s election.
The New York Post has dug up an old video of a 10 September 2001 speech by then-Delaware Senator Joe Biden which the politician would later go on to cite as evidence that he had ‘predicted’ 9/11.
In the hour-long speech, Biden discussed the Bush administration’s missile defence spending plans, suggesting that forces seeking to harm America were much more likely to attack using unconventional methods, including the use of biological weapons or nuclear bombs packed aboard ships or planes, or in backpacks.
“Even the Joint Chiefs say that a strategic nuclear attack is less likely than a regional conflict, a major theatre war, terrorist attacks at home or abroad, or any number of other real issues,” Biden said. “We’ll have diverted all that money to address the least likely threat while the real threat comes to this country in the hold of a ship, the belly of a plane or smuggled into a city in the middle of the night in a vial in a backpack,” he added.
Less than a day after the speech, in the aftermath of the terror attacks on New York City and Washington, in an interview with ABC News, Biden boasted he had…