Tonight all the miners have been rescued, thanks to the determination and professionalism of all involved. I watched the last one emerge, Luis Urzua, the foreman. He was a study in self control and self confidence, a true hero who rose to the occasion and took care of his men to the end.
May the world never forget these brave men, and the dedication of the rescuers and Chilean government to make this miraculous rescue possible.
It has been so refreshing to have good news be the most important story of these past few days. May this rescue be a message to the world, that our priorities should be in saving people, not destroying them. And may we learn to reduce our consumption of material goods, so that good men like these won't have to risk their lives to satisfy our appetite for unnecessary luxuries.