Thursday, July 24, 2003

Attack on New York

The September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center towers left New Yorkers stunned and bloodied, but unbowed. It was not the first attempt against the buildings; in 1993 terrorists exploded a car bomb in the basement of one of the towers. At that time, Thomas McLarty, then President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff, said, “To my memory, we had never really experienced anything like this on American soil.” In reality, terrorists had struck at Manhattan more than a century earlier.