I thought I should tell you, in case you haven’t heard it directly, that our European friends are deeply sorry for our loss. They’re in my email and voice mail and they’ve called, and they want us to know that they’re really proud of the hard work we did to try to prevent this from happening, they know we didn’t just sit on our fat American asses and let them take it, that we tried to make a difference. They’re as mystified by it as we are and they want us to know if there’s anything they can do to help.

They know. And they are really sorry for our loss.