- "The attack on the Taliban in Afghanistan in late 2001 not only took many lives, it turned the politics of the world upside down. The news that the leader of the coalition forces was the USA touched off a series of terrorist attacks in the USA using passenger jets. Two brought down the WTC in New York, one flew into the Pentagon and one crashed in Pennsylvania. President Bill Clinton was judged to have failed to prevent these attacks and George W Bush took over the reins of power from Clinton in September 2001."
If something about this paragraph strikes you as wrong, I urge you not to waste your time trying to correct me.
Because my response might just be: "You claim that the attack on Afghanistan took place after the WTC attacks and not the other way around." (Inspired by this letter in the Hindustan Times today Oct 25. More that's inspired by this letter in another post I shall have up shortly).
Alternatively, or in addition, my response could be: "Why is the exact sequence so important? What difference does it make? Is getting the sequence right only meant for the heck of it?" (These questions inspired by comments here).