September 20th, 2001

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well, that's that

It's fairly decided at this point, we're going to war. GWB: all your Al-Qaeda are belong to us. Make your time. Most notable- "By sacrificing human life to serve their radical visions - by abandoning every value except the will to power - they follow in the path of fascism and Nazism and totalitarianism. And they will follow that path all the way to where it ends, in history's unmarked grave of discarded lies." This is ugly and unpleasant, probably necessary, but I doubt I've seen such unanimity. I'm utterly incapable of doing what would be needed in this situation- that's why I'm not the president. I don't envy his position, living under the constant threat of assasination, each move now to be under the microscope of history, having to gather the support of the world when he's such a mediocre individual. If anything, if this is conclusive, successful, or ethical, it will be a tribute for ordinary people to become extraordinary. Anything less will be tragic. We've really never had a tragic presidency yet, in over 200 years. Will this be it?