Romney reflects on Sept. 11, a turning point in America's history

The World Trade Center flag is presented by members of the New York Police and Fire Department at the Opening Ceremonies of the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Games at Rice-Eccles Stadium Feb. 8, 2002. Sen. Mitt Romney recently reflected on how Sept. 11, 2001 impacted the Games.

The World Trade Center flag is presented by members of the New York Police and Fire Department at the Opening Ceremonies of the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympic Games at Rice-Eccles Stadium Feb. 8, 2002. Sen. Mitt Romney recently reflected on how Sept. 11, 2001 impacted the Games. (Stuart Johnson, Deseret News)



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."

Read the full article at KSL NewsRadio.com.

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