DATE: 9/25/2003 11:17:00 PM
Forgetting - When Lileks is on, there's no one who can compare. I missed this September 11 memorial column, but it is definitely worth reading for phrases like this:
In fact, the cleanup crews hadn't even finished carting away the wreckage of the World Trade Center when some people started sighing theatrically, pointing at their watches and insisting it was time to move on. All this mourning was getting tiresome, and it threatened to turn into -- well, patriotism.Perhaps this is why the left is so angry about Bush's "lies." This is why the Democratic candidates spend so much time attacking the president and so little time rejoicing in the victories we have achieved since that day. That day in September is when Bush rose to his office, and those who hate him seem willing to forget the horrors of that day and what was inflicted upon us simply because it makes someone they despise look good.