Well, it’s September 11, again.
It’s been three years since that September 11, and we seem to be doing alright.
There hasn’t been a major attack on our soil since then, we’ve done a lot to disrupt the activities and leadership of Al Qaeda, and have begun the process of opening up the Middle East to better ideas and alternatives for would-be terrorists. We’re both destroying current terrorist groups, and trying to prevent new ones.
I’m not usually big on arbitrary traditions, but I do think that an anniversary is as good a time as any to reflect on the meaning of major events, and to try to put things into perspective.
I don’t really have anything eloquent to say about 9-11, but if you want that, you might check out James Lileks’ Bleat from last year.