I want to write about this but am short on time so I am going to leave this note now and may add to it or start something new later.
This is an anniversary of an event that changed the lives of many and sent the US and the world in a new direction. We are just beginning to see how the changes have impacted us and it will take more time to gain more perspective becuase in some ways the situation is still very fluid and dynamic.
If nothing else we should take a moment to consider the contributions of the firefighters and policemen who risked their lives to save those of others. We should thank the ordinary citizens who rose to the occasion and did what they could to help others and we should take a moment to reflect upon those who were murdered.
Today if we search the blogosphere we will most certainly find apologists for the actions of terrorists and we need to remember that there is no excuse for indiscriminate murder. It is unreasonable and unacceptable to blame the murders of these people on foreign policy.
More on all of this later.