September 11th, 2003


9/11 Anniversary

When I think about 9/11 it's personal. It's not geo-politics. I didn't lose anyone I know but I had family in Manhattan. They were there, and in their usual style, ended up in the middle of it. At the time, I saved their e-mails and they were an alternate 'Williams News Service' for my extended family and friends.

My family's dispatches from NYC

Reading my own reaction (at the bottom of the first page) I think I feel the same way now as I did then. 9/11 was an act of violence that should be a lesson in the importance of peace-making. Early on in the Iraq war, President Bush, in off-the-cuff remarks at the White house said "Fundamentally, this war is about peace."
I guess we still need to work on learning that lesson.