Redux: The Other Victims of 9/11

I can’t say it any better than what I said 10 years ago.

 

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8 Responses to Redux: The Other Victims of 9/11

  1. Tom Watson says:

    Timeless words, Isabel. Thanks.
    Tom

  2. Jim Taylor says:

    Well said, Isabel. If you were going to say it again, is there anything you’d add? Subtract? What I didn’t hear, in the broadcasts of various 9/11 remembrances, was any sense that America had learned anything in the last 20 years. Grief, yes. But no sense that American policies might have contributed to the tragedy.

    Jim T

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim – Thanks. As for adding/subtracting, I don’t think I’d get into policy complications in this piece, since the 9/11 attacks weren’t my subject, merely my vehicle, as it were. Terrorism doesn’t arise in a policy vacuum – there is always context, if not exoneration. I suspect these points are better made/considered by folks inside the affected community.

  3. Amen. Thank you for singing about the unsung.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Laurna – Thank you. I find it discouraging, a bit, that I have to remind myself of things I “know” and have to work to keep helpful perspectives (once found) front and centre. Realizations do tend to drift away.

  4. To repeat Jim: Well said

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