By Rick Pearcey
"It's always amazed me how quickly the American left managed to twist the 9/11 attacks into a club with which to beat their own country.
"I recall watching the smoke from the towers late in the day, exhausted from stress and emotions I could scarcely identify, and thinking, 'They'll never be able to defile this.'
"It was the end of the postwar flirtation with apostasy, I thought, the end of political frivolity, the birth of a new kind of patriotism, one annealed by fire, one that would become part of framework of the country, one that would last.
"Well -- they proved me wrong." -- J.R. Dunn, American Thinker
Rick Pearcey is editor and publisher of The Pearcey Report.