I may be the only one that thinks this, but it keeps occuring to me that we have no catchy phrase, no soundbite, to which we can reference the thing.
Don't give me that "blah blah this cannot be summed up in words" horseshit. As human beings who rely on language, we need succient ways to reference things. That's just how we work. Some of the smaller stuff can get away with not having tags placed on them, but the big stuff rarely if ever enjoys this leisure. There was "Pearl Harbor". There was "Oklahoma City Bombing". There was "Desert Storm". There even was a "World Trade Center Bombing". And since words and phrases interest me, I figured I'd ask the question that I'm sure every journalist, TV exec, and spin doctor in the world is currently asking.
This one thus far is "it". Otherwise known as "The time a bunch of planes were hijacked and run into big structures".
And surely it will be "it" for awhile. But "it" will at some point need a name.
All the networks seem to be referencing it as "Attack on America" but that won't stick I don't think.
What do you think it will, or should, be referrenced as when the smoke begins to clear?
In all seriousness the best I can articulate my feelings is something like 'the war between hatred and reason'. It is a battle being fought as much within each individual as between the nations or parties involved, and those who are attacking mosques in the US or calling for Afghanistan to be turned into a sheet of glass are losing.