Opinions: excerpts from editorials in newspapers about Tuesday’s attacks on the United States.
The Cincinnati Enquirer:
Nothing like this has ever happened to our nation before. Pearl Harbor comes close. But in magnitude, the attacks today eclipse even the bombs dropped on our fleet on that historic Day of Infamy in 1941.
There were no enemy markings on the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. They were our own commercial airliners, apparently loaded with innocent Americans, hijacked and used as horrific weapons against other innocent Americans. Make no mistake. This is war.
The Arizona Republic of Phoenix, Ariz.:
This much we know: In the past, America has reacted to attacks on its citizens with a grim sense of purpose. ... Despite all the ways our lives are different this day, there is no reason to believe that resolve has changed.