Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Proving Pain over 9-11
When I listen to sound bites of Moussaoui trial I wonder everytime...why does there have to be so much evidence to show trauma and pain created by the September 11th terrorism attacks? Does Guilliani have to testify, or do horrible 911 calls need to be played for a jury? And today they are to release the black box tapes from the cockpits of the hijaked planes.
It reminds me of a book I've been trudging through called Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa by Antjie Krog. In this book Krog reports and digest the Truth and Reconcilliation Commission in South Africa in 1996 which Archbishop Desmond Tutu presided over. And there is a point early on in the telling and conveying of events and emotions that it seems like court testimony is no longer neccesary because the pain is obvious.
Such is the way I feel with this court case to convict Al Qaeda conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. Does the tragedy of 9/11 need to be decided on?
Related Tags: Zacarias Moussaoui, Al Qaeda, 9-11, Legal, US News, Terrorism, South Africa, Country of My Skull, Antjie Krog, Desmond Tutu