October 12, 2004


Today is the second anniversary of the Bali bombing. I'll never forget the little girl at the airport.

Posted by Tim Blair at October 12, 2004 03:36 AM

Thank you for the reminder, Tim. That is a sad and poignant story. It reminded me of my own losses and blessings.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at October 12, 2004 at 03:50 AM

we can and will never forget, tim.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at October 12, 2004 at 03:55 AM

I would feel distinctly honored if American forces could in some way assist Australia in wreaking the terrible vengeance this deserves. For both of our countries; first we mourn our dead, then we strike back. God bless our Australian brothers and sisters, and comfort them in their losses.

Posted by: Subotai Bahadur at October 12, 2004 at 04:43 AM

And you have me weeping again for that little girl, just as you did then.

There are those who say our compassion makes us weak.

I say it makes us strong.

I second Subotai Bahadur's statement: I hope we can help you wreak a terrible vengance.

Posted by: Barbara Skolaut at October 12, 2004 at 05:19 AM

Two years already? Incredible. And since then, twenty five million liberated, elections in Afghanistan... astonishing, what's been accomplished.

Small comfort, I know, but it's all there is.

Posted by: John Nowak at October 12, 2004 at 06:03 AM

Two years. My God.

I'll make note of it tomorrow (still on blog holiday today, forcing myself).

Let's hope our elections in three weeks match the results of yours, and the liberals win (the real liberals in America right now are the Bushies).

Posted by: Dean Esmay at October 12, 2004 at 07:20 AM

Did the little girl ever find her brother?

Posted by: Tom at October 12, 2004 at 09:11 AM

Tim, I get some of the same feelings reeding the postings of my fellow Americans discussing Aussies. No matter what the outcome of the election, this Texan will never forget the Aussie contribution.

Posted by: bc at October 12, 2004 at 09:56 AM

Sorry, "reeding" should by readings. See you in Oz in 2006.

Posted by: bc at October 12, 2004 at 10:00 AM

We will never forget the victims, nor forgive the terrorists. Victory will someday be ours, for the sake of all humanity.

Posted by: George L. at October 12, 2004 at 10:08 AM

What has amazed me is how the left have 'pooh poohed' the ramifications of the Bali bombing. Much of what Howard has said and done has been in response to this terrible act. The only conclusion I have is that they don't actually know anyone that was affected by the bombing. Makes you wonder how cloistered some of them really are.

Anyway, to those who lost loved ones, lest we forget on this sad anniversary.

Posted by: nic at October 12, 2004 at 10:49 AM

God bless and comfort all our Australian friends who lost loved ones on that terrible day in Bali.

Posted by: Henry IX at October 12, 2004 at 11:04 AM

This sad anniversary, coming the day after Kerry's filthy twaddle about terrorism as a "nuisance" was printed, sheds an unforgiving light on the man's utter lack of a soul as well as brains.

Tim, your American friends share your resolve as well as your grief. Thank God Howard won last Saturday.

Posted by: Connecticut Yankee at October 12, 2004 at 11:41 AM

Just reading that again, I'm crying. I think I will cry a lot more before this terrible thing is won, but win it we will.

Posted by: Rebecca at October 12, 2004 at 11:51 AM


No. Her brother and friend were among the 88 Australians killed.

Posted by: tim at October 12, 2004 at 12:25 PM

God bless Australia on this sad day, many Americans are thinking of you, never forget.


Posted by: ericintheusa at October 12, 2004 at 01:02 PM

We must never forget the outrages, we must never forget the victims, we must remmember aways who were the perpetrators.

Lest we Forget

Posted by: davo at October 12, 2004 at 03:41 PM

Lost a mate at Bali. Not best mates just someone I'd known for a few years. I liked her very much. Very happy person. Every now and again I think about her and the horrific way her husband had to identify her , after opening a few of the wrong body bags. I'm surprised how much it effects me two years later

Posted by: Chap at October 12, 2004 at 08:20 PM

i'm saddened and ashamed by the complete lack of coverage this has received in the us msm...but not surprised. goodness, we can't have anything that might remind people that we're fighting a bunch of friggin' murdering animals, gosh no.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at October 13, 2004 at 01:15 AM

Why cover such a downer when there's the Scott Petersen trial to focus on? [/PROMEDIATHINK]

Posted by: Andrea Harris at October 13, 2004 at 12:36 PM