Thingish Things


Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - May• 02•11

“Best Monday morning in years.”

That by email this morning from my longest-known friend who escaped the North Tower of the World Trade Center 10 years ago (after evacuating it because of an earlier al Qaeda bombing eight years before that.)

I think we all feel that way today, along with gratitude to President Obama, President Bush, the intelligence community, and our armed forces for giving us this closure.

No matter how Afghanistan ends, no matter what occurs tomorrow, last night’s raid restores our national pride. That is worth everything.

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  1. Me says:

    I never felt 9/11 or the inability to catch Bin Laden damaged our national pride. Abu Ghraib and government-sanctioned torture, now *that* hurt our standing and claims to be somehow exceptional. I, for one, always took great pride in the United States being the “white hats” and think one of the worst things that took place over the past decade was our loss of that distinction. I only wish I could believe we’ll be able to restore that honor. I don’t know that it’s possible now that we refuse to hold ourselves to the highest standards–OUR standards as Americans.

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