The Pew survey on American exceptionalism: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/06/30/most-americans-say-the-u-s-is-among-the-greatest-countries-in-the-world/
The USS Cole was attacked on October 12, 2000.
The shoe bomber was caught on December 22, 2001.
The authorization of force in Iraq: https://www.congress.gov/bill/107th-congress/house-joint-resolution/114
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