October 6, 2006 |
A cross-shaped steel beam that survived the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on New York City's World Trade Center to become a symbol of hope was moved from ground zero to a nearby church, accompanied by victims' families, clergy and construction workers. The 2-ton, 20-foot-high cross was placed on a flatbed truck for the three-block trip to its temporary home at St. Peter's Church, which served as a morgue for some Sept. 11 victims. The cross will eventually be incorporated into a memorial.
September 22, 2006 |
A Pentagon report rejects the idea that intelligence gathered by a secret military unit could have been used to stop the Sept. 11 hijackings. The Pentagon inspector general's office said that a review of records from the unit, known as "Able Danger," found no evidence it had identified ringleader Mohamed Atta or any other terrorist who participated in the 2001 attacks. The report was ordered after the assertion last year that the unit had identified four of the 19 hijackers in 2000.
September 17, 2006 |
It's a truism that the world of Sept. 10, 2001, is gone, vaporized in the attacks of the next day. But the world of Sept. 12 is gone too. In the aftermath of Sept. 11, Americans came together in shock and sorrow and resolve. Members of Congress, from both parties, symbolized that powerful connection when they stood on the Capitol steps and sang "God Bless America" hours after the attacks. Last week, on the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11, they tried that again. Not that many legislators showed up.
September 13, 2006 |
As White House officials sought approval from television executives for a coveted prime-time broadcast of President Bush's Oval Office address commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, they said publicly that the speech would steer clear of politics. As late as Sunday, as Bush prepared for a raft of Sept.
September 12, 2006
Five years ago, this date -- September the 11th -- was seared into America's memory. Nineteen men attacked us with a barbarity unequaled in our history. They murdered people of all colors, creeds, and nationalities -- and made war upon the entire free world. Since that day, America and her allies have taken the offensive in a war unlike any we have fought before. Today, we are safer, but we are not yet safe. * The war against this enemy is more than a military conflict.
September 12, 2006 |
President Bush led the nation on Monday in marking the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, making a solemn journey to the three sites where hijacked planes crashed in the terror strikes and declaring, in an evening address, that America's safety "depends on the outcome of the battle in the streets of Baghdad."
September 11, 2006 |
JUST days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a column ran in these pages saying how pop culture would be transformed by the carnage at the World Trade Center. "The terrorist attacks may have brought to a close a decade of enormous frivolity and escapism," observed the writer. "Maybe Hollywood will recognize that Americans suddenly view the world as a more serious place. There's a new moral gravity out there."
September 11, 2006 |
Al Qaeda's second in command, Ayman Zawahiri, called on Muslims to step up their resistance against the United States in a video aired by CNN early today on the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The footage appeared to be recent, as Zawahiri refers to Israel's bombardment of Lebanon this summer and the capture of Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah militants from Lebanon and Hamas-linked militants from the Gaza Strip.
September 11, 2006 |
Declaring that he was approaching the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks "with a heavy heart," President Bush said Sunday that "there's still an enemy out there that would like to inflict the same kind of damage again." The president flew to New York on Sunday afternoon for the start of commemorations that will take him from Manhattan to Pennsylvania and then the Pentagon today before he delivers an address to the nation from the Oval Office at 6 p.m. PDT.