Archive for September 11th, 2011

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the longest day

Night everyone – thank you all for your kind words, and for being so civil on a difficult day. You’re seriously good people.

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A woman hugs President Barack Obama as he greets guests following a ceremony commemorating the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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the concert

CNN feed:

“A Concert for Hope” at the Kennedy Center in Washington

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loss

Robert Peraza, who lost his son, Robert, pauses by his son’s name at the north pool at the 9/11 memorial site

Paul Krugman: ….. 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.

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What do you think of Krugman’s views?

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10 years on

More of the interview here (thank you Collegekay)

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the pentagon

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet families of victims of 9/11 and military personnel at the Pentagon Memorial

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shanksville

Relatives of victims of 9/11 reach out to shake President Obama’s hand after a ceremony at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville,  Pennsylvania

….. visiting the crash site of Flight 93

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the longest day

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama make their way to board Air Force One at JFK Airport en route to Pennsylvania

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new york

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit the 9/11 memorial with George and Laura Bush

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morning ….

President Obama and first Lady Michelle Obama leave the White House en route to New York to take part in the memorial service at ground zero

Marine One helicopter, with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on board, prepares to land at the Wall Street landing zone in New York




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