I’ve read many books of difficult subjects for the past 10 years. Ranging from scary (The Hot Zone), to hopeless (Deliver Us from Evil), to heroism (D-Day : June 6, 1944) and many in between. But, no books is as difficult for me to read as the The 9/11 Commission Report.
Reading history as recent as 2001 and as involved as I did, it was almost like reliving that day again. And memory I have of the WTC is as vivid as 2001. I can still remember the shopping mall layout in relationship to the Chamber Street subway station exit, or the Courtlandt Street station exit. I remember the shops that were next to the stations. I remember the lunches that we had in the courtyard between the towers. I now understand why the relatives of those who perished that day won’t want to listen to the FDNY/NYPD/PAPD radio conversations, or the audio tracks from the four hijacked aircraft, let alone released to the public.
But read I must because I am a information/history freak, but more importantly, how else would I be able to make informed decision without the necessary information to put my decision in correct context? Am I suppose to just trust the American media to inform me?