As the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, and in the wake of the tragic events in Afghanistan, there continues to be a push for accountability. James Carafano, vice president of The Heritage Foundation's Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, says the American people deserve answers.
"Democracies work best when we have transparency," he asserts. "Americans should know what happened, and that helps you understand what you need going forward."
In order to get the truth, Carafano submits that an independent investigation needs to be launched, though he does not expect the Democrats will go along with that.
"I would not disagree that a Congress which is controlled by Pelosi and Schumer would not want to open up an investigation which would highlight all the failures of President Biden," he continues. "I get that. But I think we need to continue to advocate and dialogue and talk about it anyway. First of all, it points out the difference between how they investigate and how people who care about our government investigate."
Carafano concludes that no one -- from the president of the United States all the way down the chain -- should be spared from accountability.