Reiner Upset That Us Didn't Embrace World Support After 9/11
Movie maker Rob Reiner fears America missed a golden opportunity to repair generations of global animosity after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. With the fifth anniversary of the 2001 atrocities fast approaching, the When Harry Met Sally director regrets US politicians didn't jump at the chance to boost America's image around the world. He explains, "It was a terrible tragedy that could've been a tremendous opportunity. And then it was horribly, horribly squandered. "The French headlines read, 'We are all Americans.' There was never a time in this nation's history where we had the entire world behind us. "It was a unique time where you had the last remaining super power on the planet with the entire world behind you. "(Now) we have the entire world hating us and not on our side at a time when things are really critical."