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Attacks Offer World an Opportunity to Unite

Tuesday, 11 September 2001 12:00 AM

It appears that terrorists were responsible. The guarded and pleading denial from Kabul increased the supposition that Osama bin Laden was the architect. But the sophistication (planes with maximum fuel loads and capable terrorist pilots, etc.) and the superb choreography and coordination hint at the covert collusion of at least one state government, such as Iraq or even Russia.

By its very nature, a free society is exposed to surprise attack. Most terrorist attacks are localized and kill relatively few people. With more than 10,000 casualties, today’s bloodbath is likely to exceed some of the worst of wartime daily casualty rates and be televised live to households worldwide. The outrage is likely to cause deep revulsion and a lust for revenge amongst most Americans.

Unlike some previous terrorist acts, however, these feelings will likely be fully shared by the peoples of many counties. This attack is probably bad enough to rouse international feeling to the level of effective international cooperation in the fight against terrorism. It could be a turning point that offers President Bush and the democratic world a great opportunity.

Divided by a notoriously close election and a media assault against their president, the American people now appear to be united by revulsion, anger and a wish for revenge. President Bush should promise retribution, but urge patience as he builds an international coalition to coordinate a response that will not only punish, but effectively terrorize the terrorists.

In the wake, President Bush should find it easier to assemble funding for the reopening of America’s "eyes" or intelligence gathering; support for his SDI (phase 2) and the maintenance of U.S. strategic "hitting power."

The president will no doubt also have questions about such administrative matters as: the locked emergency doors in the World Trade Center, the lack of "profiling" of airline passenger seating patterns in Boston, the level of blood reserves in New York (where individual buildings house up to 50,000 people) and the potential for local crime when emergency services are stretched.

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