Meanwhile, I'm pretty much continuing the tradition this year. Except for a couple of things. For one, it occurs to me that as we remember our 9/11, it would serve us well to recall another 9/11, September 11, 1973. This was the day the world came crashing down on the Chilean people. A US-supported fascist named Augusto Pinochet ousted the popularly elected and left-leaning president of Chile, Salvador Allende.* A pretty decent summary of that event can be found here.
Meanwhile, closer to home, it's worth remembering that our own 9/11 happened at least partly due to the mind-blowingly catastrophic ineptitude of our own elected leaders. The New York Times has a good summary.
Finally, we are reminded of John Stewart's treatment of the debacle regarding Condoleeza Rice and the President's Daily Briefings leading up to 9/11/01. One of those PDBs was titled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S." Stewart takes an incredulous look at Secretary Rice's bizarrely incoherent testimony before Congress.
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Read, watch, weep.
*Father of acclaimed writer Isabel Allende.