May 9, 2011
In the sorrow and chaos which followed the criminal attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, voices of sanity were there to be heard. The most profound and eloquent of these were from some of those most humanly and directly affected — those who had lost their loved ones on 9/11.
Just weeks after the attacks, some of these formed a group called Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, rejecting the idea that their grief should be “a cry for war” (as one of their banners put it) and expressing the view that security cannot be built on violence and revenge.
The recent killing of Osama bin Laden by intelligence-led U.S. special forces in Pakistan gives cause to reconsider the views of those families.