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This morning, while watching US Open tennis on television, my blood headed toward the boil as an announcer commemorated tomorrow’s anniversary of the “9-11 tragedy.” For variety, he later employed the synonym “disaster.” At no point was the word “attack” used or, for that matter, any other accurate description of the mass-murder perpetrated by jihadists 10 years ago. Apparently, Americans have 9-11 as our biggest natural disaster while the Japanese have the recent earthquake and tsunami. Same thing.
As always, Mark Steyn summarizes it best: