Six years after Sept. 11, America has yet to turn somber remembrance into sober reflection. Yesterday, we rightfully condemned the terrorists who killed nearly 3,000 of us and praised the heroes who lost lives saving lives. Today is just another ordinary day of national and global gluttony. Nothing has changed these parallel universes, not Sept. 11, not the fact that we are likely to lose our 4,000th soldier in Iraq by year's end, in a needless war that President Bush falsely tied to Sept. 11. Nothing has truly pricked America to check out its conscience.
Derrick Z. Jackson