In an opinion piece published by the Washington Post, E.J. Dionne states, “After we honor the 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, we need to leave the day behind. As a nation we have looked back for too long.”
Leave 9/11 behind? How is that possible?
After the Oklahoma City Bombing took place, Oklahoma residents were able to go back to living like they did prior to the bombing. Can the USA go back to pre-9/11 conditions?
There is one thing that is being left behind. In an op-ed piece for the French newspaper Le Figaro, President Obama states, “It is clear that violent extremists are being left behind and that the future belongs to those who want to build, not destroy.”*
If E.J. Dionne wants 9/11 left behind, then he will have to convince Americans to do so. Let’s see if he can convince the residents of New York City to ignore Ground Zero.