I Was Wrong: A Real Time Chronicle of the Iraq War, 2001-2008, Andrew Sullivan's recently released e-book, is a compilation of his blogging on the Iraq war. It begins with a post on September 11, 2001, a few hours after the attack on the World Trade Center. "When our shock recedes," he writes in that first entry,
"[O]ur rage must be steady and resolute and unforgiving. The response must be disproportionate to the crime and must hold those states and governments that have tolerated this evil accountable. This is the single most devastating act of war since Nagasaki. It is the first time that an enemy force has invaded the precincts of the American capital since the early nineteenth century. It is more dangerous than Pearl Harbor. And it is a reminder that the forces of resentment and evil can no longer be appeased. They must be destroyed—systematically, durably, irrevocably. Perhaps now we will summon the will to do it. "