One year ago today, I was standing in the hallway outside my daughter's bedrooms, trying to rouse them for school when I heard that two planes had crashed into the World Trade Center towers in New York. The news came over the radio. They didn't even cut into the song - they just waited until the end of the song then made the statement of what had happened and said that they would provide more details as they became available.
I remember thinking that this was probably just the beginning of an all-out attack on the US, and we were going to see a full-blown war.
Salon.com has done an interesting article today, comprised of people's letters to the magazine revealing secret, non-politically correct thoughts regarding the incident. I too, was somewhat looking forward to having the US be part of solving the MiddleEast Problem, something that they've greatly exacerbated by their involvement. The general population still haven't got a clue why they were attacked, just that they were.
I'm still waiting for the other shoe to fall and the Taliban to strike again. When they do, the average American may realize that swatting one fly doesn't change the reason that the fly came near you in the first place.