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Krauthammer’s Take: For Americans, Echoes of 9/11 in Boston Bombing

 

 
Charles Krauthammer argued that the psychological shock the nation is feeling from today’s bombing in Boston is a result of the fact that it is “the first successful bombing, terror explosion, since 9/11.” 
 
“People running in the street of a big city, the smoke — of course it’s nowhere near the scale of 9/11 — but it’s the first time, and I think that is sort of the historical echo that we’re feeling,” he said, “and it reminds us of how vulnerable we felt at the beginning of this whole decade of terror and that, even though we thought that we had largely escaped, and we have largely escaped, it is still out there.” 

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