I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Comics taught me that those who speak the truth are heroes, all the rest are liars.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Coleen Rowley "Rescue Hope From Tragedy"

I cry when a sad commercials comes on TV so I try to avoid sad movies. Needless to say, I won't be seeing 'United 93' any time soon. But given how historic the event is to Americans, I'm glad most reviews claim the movie is both sensitive and accurate.

Coleen Rowley, second district congressional candidate and former FBI agent who spoke out about mistakes leading up to 9/11 had this to say:

"When you know there's a sad ending, I think it's hard to get people caught up in it. They know the outcome," Rowley says. She views "United 93" as an opportunity to rescue hope from tragedy, since the actions of the passengers prevented the hijacked airplane from reaching its probable target in Washington, D.C. "People get caught up in these situations that are hopeless or they put up too many barriers,"

Rowley said. "I use Flight 93 as this great example of people who took action, even though they only had a short few minutes to appreciate the situation they were in. They were unsuccessful in saving their own lives, but they saved many other peoples' lives."

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