Thursday, September 11, 2003

Septemeber 11 Anniversary

I don't dwell on the WTC attack much anymore, so I've spent the better part of today being surprised at just how furious I still am over it. You can see a great editorial cartoon about the anniversary at Cox & Forkum, mirrored below, and read a great article about the event from James Lileks:

I’ve no doubt that if Seattle or Boston or Manhattan goes up in a bright white flash there will be those who blame it all on Bush. We squandered the world’s good will. We threw away the opportunity to atone, and lashed out. Really? You want to see lashing out? Imagine Kabul and Mecca and Baghdad and Tehran on 9/14 crowned with mushroom clouds: that’s lashing out. Imagine the President in the National Cathedral castigating Islam instead of sitting next to an Imam who's giving a homily. Mosques burned, oil fields occupied, smart bombs slamming into Syrian palaces. We could have gone full Roman on anyone we wanted, but we didn’t. And we won’t.
Which is why this war will be long.

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