Did anyone see the Letterman show last night? We managed to sleep through
most of it.Â We wanted to see how Letterman - and the audience - dealt with
things.Â The raw emotions continue. We saw the start of the Pittsburgh-New
York game.Â Â Â A priest said a prayer, and two reservists sang the
National Anthem and God Bless America. Either could have done well alone but
together they were awful and could not harmonize Nonetheless, it made the hair
on the back of our neck stand up.Â The players had flags sewn on their
jerseys, on the back of the neck.
Here are some more links of the day.
- The cartoonist from the Birmingham paper, Scott Stantis,
has some first-rate work you should see.
focuses on hard choices, as does the
- And speaking of focused, here's
a sniper's shot.
takes a solid slap at Jerry Falwell.Â He took a
good shot at Yasir Arafat a few days ago.
- Tony Blair and Jacque Chirac
are coming for a unity visit. (NYT)
- Georgie Anne Geyer, as always,Â illustrates
events of the day with a sharp knowledge of history.Â Geyer says
bin Laden he has "his 'soldiers' all over the capitals of Europe, from which they have launched, or tried to launch, countless attacks against Western targets, including a little-known plan only last winter, aborted by British, German and Spanish police, to bomb the European Parliament in Strasbourg."
- The Village Voice, which has been offline because of their proximity to
the blast, is back.
- Former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing argues that the terrorist
networks must be attacked and disrupted.
- For some reason, the
Taliban is massing its forces on the Pakistani border.Â We say for
some reason with bewilderment.Â They cannot challenge Pakistan in a
conventional battle, much less the U.S., and they are concentrating their
resources in one area.Â Â For the U.S., it would seem to us, this
is makes attacking the Taliban much easier than it was a few days ago, if
the threat to attack those who aid and harbor terrorists becomes fact.