SALT LAKE CITY — The 9/11 terrorist attacks on America, 20 years ago Saturday, changed the course of the world, and in many ways, our way of life.
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, spent a moment recently with KSL NewsRadio to talk about 9/11, the day he calls an inflection point in U.S. history.
Romney: Haters behind 9/11 still out there
The haters behind the Sept. 11 attacks are still out there, and they want to destroy America.
"(9/11) was a wake up for us in this country to realize that there are people in the world that want to destroy us, that see us as being the antithesis of good, and they're still there," Romney said.
He said without the men and women in the U.S. armed forces, terrorists, such as the Islamic State, would still kill innocent people.
"Those men or women who fought to keep Afghanistan from being overrun by the Taliban and al-Qaeda, they did so with a great purpose," Romney said. "And the same is true with regards to Iraq and the battles against ISIS. Had ISIS been allowed to grow and metastasize further, we would have undoubtedly lost even more life."