Subways and cabs let out a steady stream of flag-carrying New Yorkers, as chants of “USA, USA” broke out before turning to group renditions of “God Bless America” and other patriotic songs. Homemade placards broke the night sky, while more daring partiers climbed light poles and traffic lights to lead cheers. A number of military veterans were on hand, too, soaking in the event as a sort of makeshift victorious homecoming.
I am as we all should be, very happy for the people of NYC, they have been though a lot over these past ten years. But they as well as the rest of us should not forget. This is not over. Not by a long shot. Don’t think for one second there won’t be some sort of an attempt at retaliation. While I hope there isn’t, common sense says there will be.