Sep 2001: Dudes smash planes into WTC and Pentagon, killing nearly 3,000.
Oct 2001: U.S. invades Afghanistan, ostensibly to capture Osama Bin Laden.
2002: FBI threatens and intimidates agent who points out the agency’s ineptitude (see above link). By year-end, 70 coalition troops and ~5000 Afghan civilians are dead. No sign of Osama.