White House Gives 9/11 Guidance

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02:  Family members of Kenneth Lira, who was killed in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, gather at a makeshift memorial at the World Trade Center site after the death of accused 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden was announced May 2, 2011 in New York City.  Bin Laden was killed in an operation by U.S. Navy Seals in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    After weeks of internal debate on what kind of tone to set during the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the White House has issued guidelines to government officials on how to commemorate the tragedy. One document lists what themes to underscore, including honoring those who serve the military and law enforcement. The other document reminds overseas allies and American embassies that al Qaeda has carried out other attacks around the world since – that 9/11 “is not just about us,” one official told The New York Times. The administration does not seem to be interested in gloating about the death of Osama bin Laden, noting that al Qaeda and its network “still have the ability to inflict harm.”

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