Nostradamus is one of my favorite topics - I have a collection of interpretations on just about all of his prophecies. I hope to publish a book on it one day, but looking at how busy my schedule is these days, it looks like it is close to impossible.
There are a number of quatrains that concern the attack of September 11, 2001, and the war on Iraq. I am of the opinion that our government was complicit in allowing the attack of September 11 to happen, in order to go to war for oil. War games were scheduled to ensure that the hijacked planes would not get intercepted. This is why Cheney has kept his "energy task force" meetings private - basically he met with oil companies to discuss oil resources in Iraq. Cheney and Bush deserve to be impeached for what they have done. So far, the media has been successful in blinding the mass majority.
Anyway, all major events in history since 1556 was foreseen by Nostradamus, and this is no exception. Here are two quatrains to consider closely:
Will cause the tower of the new city to tremble:
Two great rocks will make war for a long time
Then Arethusa will redden a new river. (I-87)
All friends made by the adulterous lady,
Land horrible, black of physiognomy. (VIII-70)