From WIKIPEDIA: FREEMAN SAYS U.S. PROVOKED 9-11 ON ITSELF
[Freeman commented at a Washington Institute for Near East Policy meeting in 2002 that, And what of Americas lack of introspection about September 11? Instead of asking what might have caused the attack, or questioning the propriety of the national response to it, there is an ugly mood of chauvinism. Before Americans call on others to examine themselves, we should examine ourselves. In October 2005, Freeman told another Washington conference: On the question of U.S. strikes on targets on Iran or elsewhere, I simply want to register what I think is an obvious point; namely that what 9/11 showed is that if we bomb people, they bomb back.
0bama said pretty much the same thing