The BagNewsNotes wrote something particularly apt about 9/11, that I thought I would quote today.

Besides responsibility for the senseless death of thousands of American service people in Iraq, and the squandering of America’s reputation around the world, the greatest sin committed by George Bush was the hijacking of 9/11.

As an American, a parent, and a psychologist seeing a full caseload of patients that September, the intensity of the shock and anxiety generated by the terror attacks was unimaginable, particularly as a collective social experience. By immediately politicizing and appropriating the incident for his own purposes, Bush deprived individual Americans and the culture as a whole of the opportunity to own, make sense and create meaning out of the event in a more open, deliberate and intentional way.