Frontier Former Editor

September 11, 2007

Six years and 2.5 hours ago . . . .

Filed under: 2001, 9/11, Crocker, doomed to repeat, homeland security, Iraq, Petraeus, Sept. 11 — Frontier Former Editor @ 6:45 am

I was watching the end of the Today show before going to work at the newspaper bureau office.

I’d already seen the video of the first burning hole in the World Trade Center when I looked away from the TV for just a second. My wife yelled ‘LOOK!’ and I just saw the next gout of smoke and flame from the other side of the towers. NBC was kind enough to replay what caused it.

If you have to look at a picture, go Google one.

Fast forward to yesterday, around 1:30 p.m.  The disconnect between 2001 and the scene of a bunch of Congressmen trying to show their street creds on the ‘War on Terror’ before a four-star and a Bush diplomatic hack started repeating what was probably said several decades earlier in Whitehall and Parliament about the same piece of real estate . . . .

I don’t know.

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6 Comments »

  1. NBC was kind enough to replay what caused it.
    Ad Nauseum, dude, ad nauseum.
    ~m

    Comment by ~m — September 11, 2007 @ 10:58 pm

  2. Yeah, and they’re bestowing even more kindness this evening. But they won’t replay all the dumb decisions that followed in the subsequent years . . .

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — September 11, 2007 @ 11:31 pm

  3. Have you read Beautiful Stuff by Susan Palwick? It’s right up your alley, I think.

    Comment by The Bagel of Everything — September 12, 2007 @ 4:02 pm

  4. I still haven’t gotten over that blank look on Bush’s face when he first heard the news…what was he thinking?

    Comment by Stiletto — September 17, 2007 @ 10:23 am

  5. Hey I went into spam!

    Comment by Stiletto — September 17, 2007 @ 10:24 am

  6. Never mind! The holes were in my intelligence, not yours!

    Comment by Stiletto — September 17, 2007 @ 10:24 am


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