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1 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Tue, Sep 13, 2011 2:26:25pm

Hey! Here’s the rebroadcast schedule for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir special with Tom Brokaw.

mormontabernaclechoir.org

2 _RememberTonyC  Tue, Sep 13, 2011 2:36:26pm

And he didn’t even allow comments on the blog site. He said it was for “obvious reasons.”. What a little worm …

3 BishopX  Tue, Sep 13, 2011 4:38:33pm

I think he is right. By 2002 9/11 had become partisan. By 2004 it was toxic.

4 eightyfiv  Tue, Sep 13, 2011 5:04:22pm

re: #3 BishopX

My current apartment has one of those “United we stand” stickers still on the door. Remember all that? I’m thinking of looking for an appropriate solvent. Such a high-minded slogan is now nothing but a painful memory.

5 moderatelyradicalliberal  Tue, Sep 13, 2011 6:40:08pm

I think this was a wrong time wrong place kinda article. But for some people the politics that followed 9/11 are also painful. I didn’t suffer what the victims of 9/11 did, but I won’t forget and I have yet to forgive being made to fell like an unpatriotic, terrorist sympathizer because I opposed a lot of the Bush Administration’s response to 9/11. They were disastrous and costly and as much a part of the tragedy of 9/11 as what happened on that day. I cried on 9/11 watching the tributes and remembrances, the loss was and still is unimaginable. But the other 364 days of the year I’m still a little pissed off about how it was and still is being used and exploited. I would not have gone where Krugman went, and certainly not on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, but I do have some sympathy for being exhausted by it’s aftermath.

6 garhighway  Wed, Sep 14, 2011 10:24:04am

First, the whole piece (it is pretty short, so why not include it in its entirety?):

Is it just me, or are the 9/11 commemorations oddly subdued?

Actually, I don’t think it’s me, and it’s not really that odd.

What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.

A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional pundits — people who should have understood very well what was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of the atrocity?

The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.

I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.

Turning to his factual comments, what did he get wrong? Was 9/11 NOT used as a wedge issue? Was it NOT used to justify the unjustifiable? (Oh, I know: 9/11 was only used as an excuse for the Iraq War on alternate Thursdays. Other days it was about bringing freedom to the Middle East or WMD or support for the Iraqi people. The fact that the justification varied daily should have been a big clue.)

Who doesn’t remember how opposition to the war was attacked as being “against the troops” or being unpatriotic? (Funny how standards have changed, isn’t it?)

Much of what happened after 9/11 was uplifting and right. NYC became a better place for a while, and America pulled together. But to pretend that there isn’t a mixed legacy is to just pretend.

7 wrenchwench  Wed, Sep 14, 2011 10:33:04am

re: #6 garhighway

it is pretty short, so why not include it in its entirety?

For copyright reasons. That’s why people post an excerpt and a link to the rest. Posting the whole thing could mean trouble for the blog’s owner.

8 garhighway  Wed, Sep 14, 2011 10:39:39am

re: #7 wrenchwench

For copyright reasons. That’s why people post an excerpt and a link to the rest. Posting the whole thing could mean trouble for the blog’s owner.

I assume that Fair Use would cover that, but I could be wrong.

9 Political Atheist  Wed, Sep 14, 2011 8:07:42pm

re: #6 garhighway

Please do not do that. Charles has warned us about quoting entire articles. The publisher may get cranky and give our kind host a hard time about it.


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