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April 15, 2004

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This would probably make more sense pointed to the post itself rather than the page....

But, no. Victims aren't heroes unless they've done something heroic. Firefighters charging into a burning building are heroic, regardless of their political views. Accountants murdered by terrorists are just accountants.

Regardless of whether their lost family member was a hero, though, the 9/11 families are merely victims and are no more entitled to direct public policy than any other member of society. What made 9/11 especially tragic was its universality--it had a profound effect on all of us--not the individual losses.

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