There's also a great column on the op-ed page by Lawrence Kolb arguing against retaliation -- even now, as it seems like we're going to bomb Afghanistan tomorrow, this kind of measured thought it is we need to listen to. The US has to show strength, resolve, and a respect for international institutions which, quite frankly, the Bush Administration sorely needs to practice. I disagree with self-flagellation -- not the mere facts of the past, but their relevance to what happens next is what counts. But how can the US garner support for true worldwide containment of terrorism when we put roadblocks in the way of something as basic as an international criminal court ?
Too bad I can't give links to these columns, because Boston.com seems to have lost its marbles -- only the front page of the Globe section seems to work.