Day: September 11, 2006

Lessons of September 11th

From AmericaBlog: The Constitution only applies when the going gets easy. War is the answer, even when you forget the question. The truth is for sissies. America has never faced an enemy as dangerous and as intent on killing us as King George, the Civil War, World War I, the Germans, the Japanese, a nuclear Soviet Union Al Qaeda. The real September 11 story was badly in need of editing. Just because they say it makes it so. We have always been at war with Oceania. A fool is born every election day. Due process is for the innocent. Patriotism means

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9/11 ceremonies

From NYT: Americans observed a solemn day of remembrance today in memorials around the United States to mark the fifth anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, pausing in New York City and at the two other 9/11 sites for moments of silence, tributes and a recitation of the names of those who were killed. Although hundreds of miles from one another, the three places where the hijacked airliners were crashed into buildings and a field that day were united today by simultaneous memorials that invoked the memory of lives lost. Family members and friends prayed and wept. They held

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9-11 remembered

What can you say about the fifth anniversary of September 11?  What could be adequate?  As a trauma surgeon, when ever there is a disaster, there is almost always a role for a trauma surgeon.  I remember feeling, very helpless.  I remember feeling confused, bewildered, overwhelmed and numb.  I like millions of Americans sat in front of the TV for hours. Before 9/11, I did know something about Osama bin Laden.  I had read a little bit about the bombings in Africa.  I knew about his fatwa.  I knew that he was serious and determined.  Since 9/11, I’ve tried to become

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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