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Makes that Star Wars Missile defense seem like a really bright idea

“One thing that people keep saying that I really don’t get is to do with how the WTC was a ‘symbol for the West’ and other such comments. Frankly, I (and everybody I have spoken to) thought of it just as building in New York which had no other significance than that it used to be the tallest building in the world at one time. I certainly didn’t associate it with being a financial centre of any kind

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Grant Barrett