Americans went abroad in search of monsters to destroy. We found them and bred more. Some have already followed us home. Others are no doubt on their way. That’s why we have an expanding garrison state. Our counterterrorism programs are everywhere nurturing a passion for revenge against the United States.
This paragraph, about halfway through his speech, encapsulates the tragic reality of recent US foreign policy and its consequences. The rest was taken up with a detailed examination of the where, why and how.
1 Once again, thanks to FB Ali for bringing it to my attention.