Thursday, September 11, 2008
Regardless of Your Politics
I remember exactly where I was seven years ago today. I remember being waked up by my frightened wife, stumbling into the living room to watch TV, just after the first plane hit.
I cannot forget watching the second one slam into the towers, as it happened. I recall feeling the sense of amazement in my gut.
Things, I knew, in that moment, were never going to be quite the same in the U.S.
However botched and bollixed the response was later -- and it was both -- there was a brief period over the next couple of days when the sense of solidarity in this country was amazing. We were Americans, we had been attacked, and being a Republican or Democrat or whatever didn't matter.
Would that we had kept that sense about us.