Prime Minister Boris Johnson has published a slightly bizarre video message to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, claiming Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan will “only strengthen our determination to remember those who were taken from us”.
“A handful of dates are etched into our collective memory, some joyous, others tragic,” the Tory leader began.
“Twenty years ago, September 11th 2001 became, in President Roosevelt’s words after Pearl Harbour, a ‘date which will live in infamy’,” he continued.
“On a crystal clear morning, terrorists attacked the United States with the simple goal of killing or maiming as many human beings as possible, and by inflicting such bloodshed in the world’s greatest democracy, they tried to destroy the faith of free peoples everywhere in the open societies which terrorists despise and which we cherish,” he claimed.
Today we remember the 2,977 people taken from us on September