God bless Jan Crawford Greenburg for writing a story about Gitmo and KSM that shows the victims’ point of view:
Seven years ago on the morning of September 11th, the phone rang for Alice Hoagland.
“Mom, this is Mark Bingham,” said the young man, giving his mother his full name. “I’m on a flight from Newark to San Francisco. There are three guys who’ve taken over the plane, and they say they have a bomb.
“You believe me, don’t you, Mom?”
Bingham, a 31-year-old entrepreneur with a zest for rugby and adventure, was on United Flight 93, headed back home to a friend’s wedding in California.
The phone went quiet. And then Alice Hoagland said what would be among her last words to her only son: “Yes, Mark, I believe you.”
The article tells the story of Ms. Hoagland planning the trip to Gitmo, where she will see with her own eyes the man who took the life of her son.
It’s a rare case of a story about a Gitmo terrorist that truly conveys the pain of the victims. Good on JCG for telling it.