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Remember 9/11

September 11, 2009

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I am writing this blog on a windy and damp September 11th — not anything like the clear sunny day eight years ago on which nearly 3,000 innocent people were murdered by Islamic terrorists.  But time does not heal the wounds.

I was a block away on that fateful morning when the World Trade Center was attacked.  I heard the two crashes and felt my office building shake.  But most of all, the image that will stay with me for the rest of my life was seeing people jump to their deaths as the fires around them were raging.

So I was glad that the O’Reilly Factor devoted some time last night, amidst the discussions of Obamacare, to reflect on the meaning of 9/11 and to deliver the message that we should never forget the raw emotions of hurt, anguish, fear and rage that we collectively felt that day.

Unfortunately, there is a tendency in Washington and the mainstream media today to simply move on — to treat 9/11 as a timeworn day on which we should utter a few pious words before reframing the anniversary into some amorphous “Day of Service” (as President Obama proclaimed this year), rather than recognizing it as a day of re-dedication to the task of resisting Islamic terrorism.  That is a disservice to the people who died that day. 

It is even more of a disservice for President Obama to repeatedly apologize to the Muslim world for the supposed transgressions of the United States, when we were the ones attacked in our homeland by Islamic jihadists. And it was an outright insult to the fallen and their survivors for the Obama administration to have hired Van Jones, a 9/11 conspiracy nut, and to retain the person who recruited Jones — Valerie Jarrett.   Ms. Jarrett, by the way, addressed the annual convention of the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Islamic Society of North America (“ISNA”) during the July 4th weekend. 

Let’s not forget that ISNA, whose top official Obama recently invited to a Ramadan banquet at the White House, was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation‘s Hamas terror-funding trial.

I ask President Obama, for the sake of all of us who never want to experience anything like 9/11 again, to stop the witch hunts against CIA interrogators who were trying to prevent another 9/11, and to use some common sense in dealing with terrorist suspect detainees.  Let’s not go back to the pre-9/11 mindset that left us defenseless against those who were plotting our demise.

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13 Comments
  1. pbrauer permalink
    September 11, 2009 8:06 am

    We should remember that it was the Bush administration that didn’t keep us safe. Although they were warned by the outgoing Clinton administration of terrorism, they chose to ignore it. On Sept 10, 2001 the biggest defense issue was the missile shield. In fact, Condi Rice was scheduled to give a major speech about it on 9/11.
    There were several warning the summer of 2001, inclucing the PDB on August 6, 2001, “Bin Laden determined to strike in US.”

  2. September 11, 2009 8:57 am

    “So I ask President Obama, for the sake of all of us who never want to experience anything like it again, to stop the witch hunts against CIA interrogators who were trying to prevent another 9/11 and to use some common sense in dealing with terrorist suspect detainees. Lets not go back to a pre-9/11 mind-set that left us defenseless.”

    Well Said, couldn’t agree more!!!

    • pbrauer permalink
      September 11, 2009 2:15 pm

      I’ll bet you do, it sad that so many Americans have lost the way. General George Washington was against this treatment of the British troops. He was a true American!!!!

  3. Lyone Fein permalink
    September 11, 2009 11:37 am

    So many people forget that much of the malaise that we still suffer from–the wars, the economy, the unemployment, the crazy elections, and this bizarre sense of self-blame–all dates back to 9/11. Sometimes we seem to have truly lost our center as a culture. And I think this has made us vulnerable to some pretty nefarious forces.

    It is time to stop hating ourselves. Time to remember what we lost. Time to get to work on that rebuilding plan–rebuilding American pride, not American capitulation.

    • Swemson permalink
      September 11, 2009 12:47 pm

      Lyone;

      It’s only the far left wing-nuts that hate America… and I can’t think of any way we can change them. They believe what they believe as a matter of faith, that kind of blind ignorance has never been successfully converted.

      • pbrauer permalink
        September 11, 2009 2:17 pm

        Why is it that because I don’t agree with you, I hate America?

        • Cas Balicki permalink
          September 11, 2009 3:28 pm

          I don’t know if you hate America, but anyone who would leave thee inane comments out of six in total has something seriously wrong in his head.

          • pbrauer permalink
            September 11, 2009 3:59 pm

            That would include most of those who post here, so what is your point?

            • Swemson permalink
              September 11, 2009 4:34 pm

              So in other words your defense for your ignorant, disgraceful, defamatory, and disgusting comments is:

              “So what if I’m a lying POS, so is everyone else around here”

              Way to go slick…

              BTW: Why are you here… ?

              This is a conservative / libertarian blog, so why is a rabid far left smear merchant like you hanging out with so many people that you hate?

  4. Elaine permalink
    September 11, 2009 4:44 pm

    Notice how little was posted or published anywhere in the U.S. today about 9/11?

    It’s an already forgotten event except for those who lost someone.

    We are becoming a post-human civilization where death, destruction and evil are merely daily blips with no more importance than what outfit to wear, what to have for dinner, or what mind-destroying television program to watch.

    • pbrauer permalink
      September 11, 2009 6:04 pm

      “So in other words your defense for your ignorant…”

      What did I write that shows I am ignorant in you mind? Where was the smear?

      BTW, I am proud to be an American just as YOU probably are!!! My guess is that you hate me, rather than me hating you.

    • September 11, 2009 9:05 pm

      “We are becoming a post-human civilization where death, destruction and evil are merely daily blips with no more importance than what outfit to wear, what to have for dinner, or what mind-destroying television program to watch.”

      I find this to be a very poignant, thoughtful comment for some reason. Good job.

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