What's so funny? And what's with the bizarre MC non-sequitur? The point is that he never fully internalized the lessons of that dark morning, and continues to softsoap it to this day. Unless you're talking about signing up with the armed forces (and he isn't), the last thing 9-11 brings to mind is "national service." BTW, how did I know that you'd come racing to his defense in this thread? I mean, that's sooooo unlike you.