The recent World Trade Center disaster, without argument, is the worst act of terrorism on U.S. soil. The emotions that we have experienced, having witnessed the riveting pictures and listened to the heart-wrenching personal tragedies, range from denial to sadness to outright rage.
I cannot bear to hear anymore of the destruction and loss of human life, because it has affected my psyche, my moods, my total being. I cannot yet fathom the reality of this cowardly act, nor can I assimilate the horrendous images into my otherwise orderly life.
As human beings, we are supposed to possess a conscience, a sense of right and wrong, a moral fiber that guides our behavior. So we wonder how human beings can cause such a horrific catastrophe. Unfortunately, evil does live in the hearts of some men, and they resort to cowardly and murderous acts to further their political agendas.
My only hope is that the United States finds and harshly punishes all those responsible for these terrorist acts, but conversely uses measured military responses and obtains the support of all freedom-loving nations.
RONALD R. PECORARO