Speaking to the nation from the White House Treaty Room at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on Oct. 7, 2001, President George W. Bush announced the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom against the Taliban regime and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan:
Military. America. Afghanistan. Taliban. Every.
Tonight, President Obama:
Afghanistan. Afghan. People. Security. al-Qaida.
The contrast couldn’t be any greater.