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A couple of days after 9/11, Hunter S. Thompson, writing for ESPN, go figure, wrote one of the few genuinely intelligent pieces of political writing of this century.

"Make no mistake about it: We are At War now -- with somebody -- and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives. "

This is Required Reading, and it's short.

proxy.espn.com/espn/page2/stor

@bulkington
i haven't read this in a while but boy

"The Battle of the World Trade Center lasted about 99 minutes and cost 20,000 lives in two hours (according to unofficial estimates as of midnight Tuesday). "

only off by about 1000%. They were really spinning this, huh

@larrydavis they legit had no idea in the days immediately after. They made a guess by the number of people who worked there. I was in the city and it's really hard to overstate just how confused things were from top to bottom.

@bulkington I remember reading this at the time, like it was yesterday.

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