I will make no pretense of special profundity today. I’ll leave that to others more gifted than myself. Though the collection below is a pretty good one, this post may be updated from time to time throughout the day.
Paul Miller at Newshound remembers that day, believes that history will judge George Bush harshly for failing to mobilize the country, and believes that because of that “They will hit us (again) — hard.”
Mark Steyn pessimistically believes we’ve “retreated to the laziest old tropes,” while our enemies still hide in plain sight.
SOB Alliance members A Rose by Any Other Name, Steve the Pirate, and Interested-Participant are part of the 2996 project. Congrats to all of them, as well as the all of the other blog contributors around the nation (probably around the world) for getting involved. A Rose tells you about to Daphne Ferlinda Elder, Steve gives you insights into Joseph Zuccala, and I-P covers Obdulio Ruiz-Diaz, Manuel Da Mota, and Joshua Poptean. All victims are clearly missed. Multiply the agony inflicted and the talent lost by 600 and you get an idea of the treasure unspeakably evil people took from us 5 years ago. UPDATE: A Rose also has a tribute to Davis Greer (“Deeg”) Sezna, Jr. UPDATE 2: I missed the fact that Lincoln Logs is telling us about Carol Bouchard today. UPDATE 3, Sept. 12: Brain Shavings also had a tribute to Damian Meehan, and Right on the Right covered David Rice.
Atlas has pictures from that day that you should not miss, and that you should consider saving.
Michelle Malkin (at the “read more” section of the post) and the UK Guardian both have the translation of “a four-page document, written in Arabic, found in the baggage of the suspected ringleader behind the carnage, Mohamed Atta.”
Michael Ledeen (HT Larwyn) remembers Barbara Olson, and notes how little patience she would have with those who undermine us.
Chuck Colson has good news and bad news.
Seth Swirsky is grateful to someone.
Dr. Sanity expounds on the dangers of catastrophic psychological denial.
Bryan Preston: Five Years On (HT Michelle Malkin, whose key words are “Remembrance. Resolve. Recognition.”). On the third word, Bryan’s money line — “Five years on, a psychosis has gripped millions who canâ€™t and wonâ€™t fathom the true nature of the war we are in.” President Bush comes in for a fair share of what I would agree is deserved criticism.
Lawhawk at A Blog for All was there. He also links back to a previous post on a NY Post story that the tunnel bombers a couple of months ago were trying to “flood the bathtub where the Twin Towers once stood, and where the new Freedom Tower, 9/11 Museum and Memorial, plus the other office buildings and transit hub would be located.” Wow — How many people know THAT?