Monday, September 11

Reflections from 9/11

by Coltrane @ 9/11/2006 10:03:00 AM

Today is the fifth anniversay of the most horrific attack to happen in my lifetime on US soil. Our prayers and thoughts go out to all the family and friends of those who were lost in this tragedy. In my humble opinion, in remembrance of our fallen citizens the greatest gift we can give to those individuals effected would be to take the neccessary steps to reduce the chances of this happening again. Our government has made several changes in the last five years. The creation of the Department of Homeland Security, the requirement that cockpits in planes be secured, the reorginization and increased training of TSA, and countless other measures that I applaud. We have come a long way and still have a great deal further to travel in the measures to secure our country. But if there were one wish that I could have on this day of reflection and remembrance, it would be that our leaders discontinue lying about a connection between this tragedy and the war and occupation of Iraq. The two have very little to do with one another and to continue to link the two is not only dishonest but disrespectful to the citizens of this country.

As President Bush told Kate Couric this past week:

"My toughest job is making people see the connection between the Iraq War and 9/11..."

With all due respect Mr. President, that isn't your toughtest job. It's not even your job at all. If there was any job born from this crisis for you Mr. President, then it would've been to capture Osama Bin Laden and bring him to trial for this all the otrocities he has masterminded across the world.

Mission Not Accomplished!

Osama Bin Laden still roams the world spreading his message of anti-america via video clips over the internet. Al Qaeda is still very much operating.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/09/11/zawahiri.911/index.html

Why don't we as a country take this day to not only remember those we lost, but to also remember the true enemy who attacked us and focus on really winning the war on terror.

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