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Three years ago today

It’s been three years. We awoke as if from a deep dream. The post-Cold War petty issues of the Clinton years turned into dust, as did many human bones in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. Life became serious again when we realized that there were people out there willing to attack and kill us because of who we are. Perhaps we should have realized that earlier, perhaps we should have even noted it after the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. Never mind that for now. We do know it now and we know it because of what happened on September 11, 2001. The horror, the blood and dust, and death. And then the heroism and then the calculated response. Do not let the current politics, the current disgareement over means in the war against terror, allow this massive fact to be made less clear. Let us dispute how we make war on our enemies tomorrow. Today let us remember the event, and let our proper anger be channelled into trying mightily to prevent its recurrence. Let us renew our faith that right makes might and rededicate ourselves to the great task before us, that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth. And may the honored dead rest in peace.

Discussions - 2 Comments

I have not seen mentioned anywhere in this blog, buthere is some hope of reconciliation.

Peter,

Will even consider the idea that terrorism is in part created by what we do, not just who we are?

What did it take for Americans to go to war?

Are people across the world really that different?

What what would it take for you to kill thousands and die in the process?

Muslims are not savages.

Please, I beg of you, look at the reasons the terrorists give: supporting Israel in all things and sanctions against Iraq for 10 years (killing thousands).

It is not unpatriotic to fix our mistakes. I love this country and it hurts me to watch it err.

Let us have a "humble foreign policy" and engage the world in meaningfull exchanges.

Has the President ever asked Al Qaeda why they attack us?

Why not?

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