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Bachmann: 9/11 was a 'new beginning' for U.S.

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, marked a "new beginning" for the United States, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said Sunday.

In a video posted to her YouTube page, Bachmann praised the United States for fighting back after "the most cowardly attack we've ever endured."

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"We brought the war on terror to the terrorists," she said. "The United States has been successful in eradicating some of freedom's worst enemies."

In addition, she said Americans came together following the attack, freshly reminded of the values upon which the nation was founded.

"In many ways, Sept. 11, 2001, was not only a day of tragedy, but it was also a day of new beginnings for our country," she said. "Because that day reminded us anew that we are America. We're the home of the free and the home of the brave."