So, I wondered, when the second plane hit the second tower, how these same leaders who failed so badly before 9/11 could possibly provide the leadership we needed after 9/11. I remember talking about that with friends, and expressing grave doubts about the ability of our politicians to lead us in the right direction in the wake of such a grave event.
And now, here we are again--in a dire crisis--with no one to look to but the same people who got us here. What will our leaders do? Last time, Bush, Cheney, et al, had a ready scapegoat who was ultimately captured and hanged. Americans were sold a bill of goods, and most were satisfied by the sacrifice of the scapegoat.
This time, it won't be so easy for them.