It was 9 years ago today that 19 Islamic terrorists attacked our country and murdered 2,977 innocent people on American soil.
There had been many attacks before: the Marine barracks in Beirut, the U.S.S. Cole, the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. For a more complete list, go here.
But on September 11 it looked like a declaration of war on American soil.
Or so we thought.
Our lousy leaders do not act as if we’re at war. George W. Bush talked about it as the War on Terror until his advisors (probably Karen Hughes, Condoleeza Rice and Colin Powell) wielded their influence. The current administration doesn’t even seem to think there’s a problem.
I’m tempted to say that I cannot believe what has happened to our country in the time since. But I can. In fact, my thoughts on September 12, 2001 were focused on how the liberal left was going to spin this vicious attack to their advantage. They have accomplished a lot.
I well remember the media’s sneering disdain for the outpouring of patriotism during those first few weeks. They “protected” us by restricting the images of the attacks.
Here’s what we now have:
The attacks are commonly referred to as a “tragedy” (misfortune). They were not tragedies. They were abominations.
A man elected president who was not even raised in this country and has an Islamic background and affection.
A man elected as president who bowed to the king of Saudia Arabia but purposely insulted our friends, the British (and not merely once). President Bush was very little better concerning the Saudis, but at least he didn’t actively try to offend our friends. Obama is also alienating our friends in Israel with his horrible treatment of Prime Minister Netanyahu.
A man elected as president who has ordered NASA director Charles Bolden to pursue 3 new objectives: to “re-inspire children” to study science and math, to “expand our international relationships,” and to “reach out to the Muslim world.” No longer will the National Aeronautical and Space Administration concentrate on aeronautics and space.
A man elected as president, who on Aug. 14, 2010 backed the plans (according to Reuters) to build a mosque in the shadow of the missing Twin Towers – which were the target of the Islamic terrorists on September 11, 2001.
Shanksville, Pennsylvania is the place where the Americans on Flight 93 took control of their own fate. The title of the “memorial” there? The Crescent of Embrace. I am not making this up. This was approved by the National Park Service during the George W. Bush administration. You can also read about it here at creepingsharia. Since the memorial is a red crescent, is it a memorial to the killers? Because it is certainly NOT honoring the brave Americans who knowingly sacrificed their lives to save those at the intended target.
These things are just the tip of the iceberg.
I do not understand the past or present “leadership” in this country.
I do not understand the apologists for terrorism.
As a nation, we are going to “tolerate” ourselves into submission to an ideology devoted to conquering us and everyone else.
Sometimes I wonder if America even has the will to survive.
Will we wake up before it’s too late?