I never knew my friend Paul's birthday was today. I first discovered 5 years ago, so I will never forget it.
Happy Birthday Paul.
As well as being overcome with the horror of the events of 9/11 - thinking of the families which were torn apart by the events, I remember being gripped by fear of what George W would do to avenge the attacks.
The subsequent actions of Bush and Blair have hardly made the world safer, and in fact the bloodshed caused by their failure to sort out Israel and Palestine has worsened the international situation.
We need a Jed Bartlet to sort the world out, but there doesn't seem to be anyone out there capable of fulfilling that role.