Volume 95, Issue 8

Thursday, September 13, 2001
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Unwarranted accusations

The American retaliatory way

Making history

Ignorant Canada

The American retaliatory way

To the Editor:

As redundant as this may be, I want to offer my condolences to everyone devastated by Tuesday's terrorist attacks in the United States. It is absolutely terrifying to consider how close we are to war.

It seems the United States usually involves itself in political problems that go away. The attacks on various sites in the United States will not simply disappear.

CNN's headlines declared "America Under Attack," forcefully stating the United States would view the unnamed terrorist's actions as worthy of retaliation.

It seems to be the American way: attack us and we'll take you down for good. The individuals or the organizations involved knew how the American people and government would react to such an attack on their people.

It was not a series of empty buildings that were bombarded by a single person, but an attack that injured or killed thousands. This is way too close to home, too close to war and too close to us all.

Christy O'Connor

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