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Choices Made Since 9/11/01

(Blogger’s Note—This is a post I ran in 2011 to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11. It is just as appropriate today on 9/11/12.) 

I’m sorry for the people who died on 9/11.

I’m sorry we were told to shop after 9/11 and that many of us chose to consume beyond our means.

I’m sorry that some of the financial firms in Manhattan chose to cheat people and to rip people off.

I’m sorry we sometimes used 9/11 to scapegoat Muslims and torture people.

I’m sorry we used 9/11 to start wars based on lieskill civilians, and then treat our veterans like crap.

We had choices to make about how we would honor the dead from 9/11 and honor our soldiers fighting abroad.

I’m sorry and ashamed that this is how our nation chose to act after we were attacked by the terrorists on 9/11/01.

The good news is that we always have the ability to learn from the past, and to make better choices for the future.

September 11, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,


  1. I’m not sure you have any reason to apologize for any of this Neil but I’m sure your intentions are good.

    Comment by Larry Beck | September 11, 2012

  2. I’m sorry for all of us and I’m sorry because we all bear responsibility for what has taken place since 9/11.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | September 11, 2012

  3. Yes, we had the opportunity to come together and do some good after 9/11, but wow, was that squandered. It’s just so sad. Now the Republicans don’t even want to cooperate with our side on anything. And the economy is really suffering because of it.

    Comment by tlsmith63 | September 12, 2012

  4. tismith–Yep. Thanks for the comment.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | September 15, 2012

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