Bringing those responsible to justice will restore some measure of lost confidence, but many Americans, at the moment, believe things will never be the same. Even so, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle tried to sound a hopeful note. "I know that there is only the smallest measure of inspiration that can be taken from this devastation," he said. "But there is a passage in the Bible, from Isaiah, that I think speaks to all of us at times like this: 'The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone; the fig trees have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars.' "
With Lisa Stein, Kim Clark, Mark Mazzetti, Mary Lord, Angie Cannon, Chitra Ragavan, Richard J. Newman, Edward T. Pound, and Mary Brophy Marcus