“The Anti-9/11”:

David Brooks: “This is the anti-9/11, just in terms of public confidence, when 9/11 happened Giuliani was right there and just as a public presence, forceful — no public presence like that now… Now we’ve been hit again in a different way; people feel lousy; people feel ashamed. … In part that is because of the failure of Bush to understand immediately the shame people felt.”