Today's fifteenth anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing resonates in Denver, where the trial of bombers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols took place.
As such, locals are likely to feel a very personal kind of anger when hearing recordings of McVeigh being shared for the first time tonight on MSNBC's The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of an American Terrorist.
At one point, the since-executed McVeigh says, "I'll use the phrase, and it sounds cold, but I'm sorry, I'm going to use it, because it's the truth: Get over it."
Such sentiments are shocking -- but it some way, they help to explain why more American-born McVeighs haven't attempted to repeat or better his body count in the decade and a half since then. Simply put, his actions gave homegrown terrorism an exceedingly bad name even among those loonbags who agreed with his politics. And now, Al-Qaeda's veritable branding of the strategy makes politically motivated bombings seem even more un-American -- something that likely connects with even those dangerously unhinged enough to sympathize with a man capable of such a despicable act.
Look below for a preview of the doc, including the statement above:
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