It was with a lump in my throat that I lowered the flag in memoriam for those who died trying to run in the Boston marathon. What a pointed and vicious attack. These were Baghdad-style bombings designed to terrorize our country in the same way that Israel suffers. I used to believe in religious tolerance, but now I'm not so sure that it always works. We need to protect ourselves from fanatics. We need to lock up the madmen.
My prayers are with the families of those killed and wounded.