Paine answers a pain (groan)
Tom Paine has something to say to one of the esteemed argumentators at the esteemed UK Independent (I have in the past pointed out that while other publications offer Comment and Opinion the Independent gives us Argument. Makes you want to disagree even before you’ve started reading.):
“So the question I am going to ask,”, thus the esteemed Independent argumentator, “at the risk of causing great offence, is this: when is the US going to get over the events of 11 September?”
Tom Paine: “I can't answer for the United States, I'm not an American, But I am a Westerner, a Jew, a citizen of a democratic state and a free man, and here's my estimate of when I'll be over September 11th.