It was enough to bring back all those still painful yet proud memories of United Flight 93, whose passengers and crew were the first to strike back
United 93 was the only one of four hijacked airliners that never made it to the hijackers' intended target -- whether the
The battle cry of United 93 still resounds after all these years: Let's Roll! As it should. Just as Americans still make the pilgrimage to
Memory is a weapon in this still continuing war on terror. Let's not blunt it. So please don't refer to this fight as an Overseas Contingency Operation or by some other euphemism. A war is a war is a war, even if we never sought it but must win it -- and will, God help us. Our enemies can't stand straight talk, for nothing seems to irritate them like the plain meaning of words.
Today this country has a new set of heroes to celebrate: Airman
All three of these young men sprang into action when the attacker came careening through the train, loaded for murder and bent on mayhem. So did a British businessman and trained medic,
In an assuring sign that the Anglo-American alliance still holds -- remember when it used to be called the Special Relationship? --
Imagine the bloodbath throughout the
There was a time -- it seems so long ago now -- that passengers in transit could just sit back, relax and leave the flying/driving to others. Not anymore. Now the whole world is a battlefield, not excluding this country and target, for our enemies have made it so. Which is why all of us need to remain on alert, whether at home or abroad. And be prepared to respond at a moment's notice, like these three young Americans and their British friend. For we're engaged in a war whether we're aware of it or not, and whether we sought it or not. En garde!