Something Happened

September 11, 2008

Seven years ago today, I reached the top of the Passaic River span of the Pulaski Skyway and saw a long plume of smoke trailing from one of the World Trade Center towers. It was a beautifully clear, wonderfully crisp fall day: there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, the water on the bay sparkled, and the smoke of burning people and building seemed to stretch as far as the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. 

Like a lot of other people, I thought the enormity of what happened would mean a radical change in the way the government and people would act. Like a lot of other people, I was dead wrong. For George W. Bush and his cronies, it was just another political day, and they’ve been milking it — and us — ever since.


One Response to “Something Happened”

  1. Frogspond Says:

    Yes they have.

    I smelled the smoke too. The smoke from the Pentagon buring made its way to my apartment that day…

    I pray that we elect someone more worthy of the office this time.

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