Sunday, September 08, 2002
Too much TV coverage on 11 Sept 2002 of the events on 11 Sept 2001? Not possible. The image of airliners being flown into buildings, of towers of steel and concrete crumbling, pulverizing the people left inside, should be burned into every American's mind. Those who think That Day should be swept under the rug deserve to be visited by this nightmare scene every time they close their eyes. Maybe the numbers - four airliners, 1.7 million tons of steel and concrete, 3000 dead - are just too much for them to handle. Maybe they need it personalized. Maybe they need to think about their child being incinerated, their father dying from aerosolized botulism toxin, or some other close to the heart horror, before they'll understand: we cannot forgive, we must not forget.