A botched 9/11 commemoration

Count me out from those who would conclude that we got it just right in marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  We got it only half right -- the well-deserved honors to the nearly 3,000 victims, the formal and informal remembrances of who they were and what a great loss they were to family, friends and acquaintances.  They fully merited all the solemn attention and resolve to never forget them. But what was missing was what should have been the other half of the 9/11 commemoration -- reminders of who exactly the 19 plane hijackers were, where they came from, what animated them to make such a gross and vicious attack on the very heart of America.  In reading the papers and watching the TV news, I didn't find any comparable reminders of Mohammed Atta, the leader of the hijackers who piloted the first plane into the World Trade Center.  Where did he come from and what drove him to suicidal destruction of America's crown jewels?  What exactly was his...(Read Full Post)

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