Last week, following a special two-hour Fox News Sunday, we were
inundated with e-mails praising Tony Snow’s moving commentary. For
those who may have missed it, we’ve transcribed his inspiring words
“Good and evil almost never express themselves as harshly and clearly as
they did Tuesday morning. People we don’t know slaughtered people we do, and
they did it with contemptuous calm. Yet, even as clouds of dust and smoke rose from
the rubble, even as family members tortured by hope and doubt took to the streets
with pictures and pleas, even as mobs celebrated in Gaza, Cairo, and
Baghdad, something shook itself sluggishly to life and that something is
a sense of ourselves. Kindness flourished amid the flames: a couple
carried a disabled man down 68 flights of stairs, a priest crouched to
give last rites as a mighty tower collapsed, and the hand of God closed
above him. A man and woman, their hope gone, held each other and leaped.
A solitary candle, a flag, a tear. These are the tokens of our renewal.
The United States had a spirit before it had a name