Tuesday, September 06, 2005


From the Cold War film drama "Fail-Safe", 1964:

Due to human and technological failures, a U.S. bomber has just dropped a nuclear bomb on Moscow. The American president, played by Henry Fonda, is on the phone with the Soviet Chairman:

"What do we say to the dead, Mr. Chairman? Accidents will happen?"

Let's make sure that there's accountability this time. When will we learn that without accountability, nothing will change. There have been far too many unconscionable failures at all levels: local, state and national.

But many more heroes have emerged. Let's never forget about them either.

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