I don’t want to quibble too much about the Presidents remarks at the wreath-laying ceremony today at the Pentagon. I thought for the most part they hit the right notes and appropriately recognized the horror of that day while looking brightly toward the future. However, I think words are important and I think the President thinks so too.
Early in his remarks, President Obama said “Once more we pray — as a nation and as a people; in city streets where our two towers were turned to ashes and dust; in a quiet field where a plane fell from the sky; and here, where a single stone of this building is still blackened by the fires.”
With respect Mr. President, no plane that day “fell from the sky.” It was driven into the ground by terrorists determined to kill all on board and more on the ground. Your speechwriters can do better.