Friday, May 28, 2004

With all of the talk of another major attack on our soil this summer, I thought it would be an appropriate time for a little reflection. Below are two links to articles written by Thomas Sowell a couple days after the attacks of 9/11. They will certainly bring you back, which I believe is a good thing. So many people have forgotten the essence of that day, or have reworked it in their minds to better fit their ideology. Sowell nails a few predictions in these pieces while dispensing his usual wisdom in the process. My favorite prediction:

"No doubt any further acts of terror after the administration's response will be blamed on that response, even though such terrorist acts were probably already planned before the administration did anything. But escaping blame is a major preoccupation in Washington, so the response may be inadequate, for fear of being considered excessive by "world opinion." But when members of your family are dying, you don't worry about what the neighbors will say."

Sept. 13, 2001

Sept. 14, 2001

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