01/08/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Cursed are the Peacemakers

The catastrophic and horrendous attacks in Mumbai are being labeled as India's 9/11. Several thousand innocent civilians have already died in India as the result of bombings over the past few years. But this particular attack, striking at the most prestigious sites in the country's most prestigious city, has had a unique psychological effect. As with 9/11, a symbolic wound has been opened. The image of India as progressive and modern has been shattered.

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