September 19, 2004

Home of the Brave

A new HBO Documentary called Nine Innings from Ground Zero "tells the story of the 2001 World Series in New York. The series helped to bring back hope and optimism to the people of America following September 11."

See our president stand in front of the world -- and throw a strike in Nine Innings. It's pretty good. I worry that the President is overplaying this moment a little but it is good to watch. This country plays baseball in spite of terrorist threats. Our President does not hide in a cave or a spider hole. He stands up in Yankee Stadium

UPDATE: Fair and balanced here at Berkeley Square Blog, fair and balanced. Here's Senator Kerry showing his stuff. Hat-tip Instapundit. Posted by jk at September 19, 2004 11:24 AM

Hey, that's pretty cool. I remember watching the pitch (and the game) live and being proud of how self-assured he seemed. I didn't know the inside story with Derek Jeeter and all.

Much has been made of the remarkable unity of Americans and the entire civilized world in the wake of 9/11, and more yet about the polarization that returned gradually but eventually stronger than ever. The whacked out peaceniks that opposed cleaning house in Afghanistan were the first to break ranks with civilization. Gradually, more and more voices were critical of proactive efforts to find and eradicate terrorists and their sponsors. All the while we saw terror attacks continue in cities around the world but NOT in the US.

Three years after the unforgettable (for some of us) horror of 9/11 it is quite clear that many in this country have, in fact, forgotten.

Posted by: johngalt at September 19, 2004 01:01 PM
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