God will punish us if we ever forget the innocent people in these planes and buildings.
Two years ago, TheOne signed into law a remaking of this day into a National Day of Service. 3000 people died and we are supposed to recognize this as a day of service? Is that some kind of sick joke?
His plan was to “erase this day from our psyche” and remake it into something that makes no sense to Americans who need to grieve, who need to remember. It was just one of the many despicable things, but probably the most despicable, that this man has done since he took over the WH.
Now, today we have Obama’s cheerleader in chief, Paul Krugman in the NYT say that 9/11 has become “an occassion for [national] shame.”
What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. T[h]e atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.
Shame on him. Shame on his president.
This day will forever be a day of mourning for Americans, no matter what they try to do or what they say about it.
We will never forget.
It would be good to read or reread the American Spectator column by Matthew Vadum in 2009. I linked to it above. This is a walk down memory lane from only 2 years ago and it was shades of things to come from this WH, as well.
Is the Obama regime aiding the enemy in Libya? From these accounts, here and here, it seems to be true.
If we are arming jihadists in Libya, jihadists who took up arms against America in Afghanistan and Iraq, in my view, that constitutes treason. At this point, we have no reason to believe that these rebels are really democracy loving locals and every reason to believe that they are not.
According to the lastest reports, this regime is sending our soldiers in to provide arms and air coverage to protect the very men who tried to kill them just a few short years ago. Aren’t the joint chiefs aware of this? Is anyone, besides the average American, even questioning the accuracy of these reports?
Denis Kucinich is the only congressman who’s even mentioned the “I” word and not in relation to this. In his attempt to wrap himself up as a Constitution loving American – “Whether you like President Obama or not is not the question. The question is: if you like the Constitution more” – he calls for the defunding of the Libyan action. I’d say that’s a little too little and a little too late, since the action’s been taken already. And Kucinich is cautiously using the “I” word in relation to Obama taking action without consulting congress first, not regarding providing “aid and comfort to the enemy.”
I’m hoping that congress will call for investigations into this. I can’t really imagine how our soldiers will feel if this is true. And if there are officials in the Pentagon who are aware and not questioning or who are aware and know this to be untrue, they need a forum in order to speak up.
For Obama, 9/11 was a “deeply traumatic event for our country.” Traumatic events invite characteristic reactions and over-reactions–fearfulness, anger, even hysteria. That’s how Obama understands the source of objections to the Ground Zero mosque. It’s all emotional. The arguments don’t have to be taken seriously. The criticisms of the mosque are the emotional reactions of a traumatized people.
But Americans aren’t traumatized. 9/11 was an attack on America, to which Americans have responded firmly, maturely, and appropriately. Part of our sensible and healthy reaction is that there shouldn’t be a 13-story mosque and Islamic community center next to Ground Zero (especially when it’s on a faster track to be built than the long-delayed memorial there). But Obama (like Bloomberg) doesn’t feel he even has to engage the arguments against the mosque–because he regards his fellow citizens as emotionally traumatized victims, not citizens who might have a reasonable point of view.
I’m so sick and tired of TheOne talking to us like we are children or one of his students in some imaginary class. He’s not a professor, and never has been one, contrary to what the lame stream media wants us to believe. He is not a constitutional scholar nor does he understand the Constitution any better than most attorneys. The only thing he’s an authority about is community organizing and patronizing Americans. He’s no more a psychologist than Dr. Seuss was – although Dr. Seuss had a much better understanding of human nature than Obama has.
Don’t talk to me about being traumatized and acting irrationally. That is the purview of liberals who talk about how they “feel” about issues and not what they “think.” If he wants to talk to Americans, he needs to talk about right and wrong and he needs to grow some balls in order for him to speak about right and wrong.
No one denies that there is a Constitutional right to build this mosque. And in fact, the ones who oppose this building are more knowledgeable about that document than most on the left are. But because you can do it, does not mean you should: because you have the right does not make it right. What part of this does he and his party not understand?
I also get peeved when I hear people say that this is a local issue, as though only New Yorkers have the right to an opinion. It is a national issue. On 9/11/01 what American didn’t feel as though we were under attack? America was under attack on that day and not just in New York but in a field in Pennsylvania and in Washington DC. All Americans felt that same way on December 7, 1941, too. So Nancy, you may want to duck the issue by claiming that building a mosque in New York is not your business, the rest of us Americans feel pretty vested in the topic.
And if she wants to investigate nearly 70% of American citizens, then that includes some in her own party – like Harry Reid.
This WikiLeaks guy has announced that he will be releasing 15,000 more Pentagon secret documents.
photo from the NYT
Last week in the NYT, Ginger Thompson wrote what was a predictable and pathetic story on PFC BradleyManning (the “alleged” document leaker) and what a terrible life he had before he started leaking classified documents to his online pals.
He spent part of his childhood with his father in the arid plains of central Oklahoma, where classmates made fun of him for being a geek. He spent another part with his mother in a small, remote corner of southwest Wales, where classmates made fun of him for being gay.
According to Thompson, Manning was so “desperate for acceptance” that he did what is unthinkable to our men and women in uniform: he gave away secrets that he was entrusted with – secrets that could very well endanger the lives of his comrades and those who are assisting us.
“I’ve been isolated so long,” Private Manning wrote in May [to an friend online.]
Survival was something Private Manning began learning as a young child in Crescent. His father, Brian Manning, was also a soldier and spent a lot of time away from home, former neighbors recalled. His mother, Susan Manning, struggled to cope with the culture shock of having moved to the United States from her native Wales, the neighbors said.
We are supposed to feel sorry fot this guy? He got bullied as a kid. Didn’t all of us at some point in time? He came from a broken home. Haven’t many Americans also? What did he do? Join the military. How stupid is that to do as a gay man? Like he would not be more isolated or like he wouldn’t be treated as bad or worse than he was in high school. I mean seriously, if you were a gay high school student who felt isolated and bullied, would joining the military be top on your list of career choices?
So he’s getting back at everyone who abused and mistreated him and he has valid reasons to do so – according to Thompson. We just need to understand him and accept that he had a horrible life (mostly at the hands of homophobes) that inevitably led him to treason.
Hey wait! then it’s all our fault! Manning cannot be held responsible for this treason. The American people and the military are responsible for creating this creature and the circumstances that led to the release of all these dangerous documents.
Doesn’t this all sound a lot like Oliver Stone and his attempts to put “Hitler in context”? Or like Imam Rauf who said that Osama Bin Laden was “American made”? The left is hell bent on blaming the American people for the atrocities of the insane.
I accept no blame for these monsters and I won’t be accountable for their horrendous acts. I have no sympathy and no mercy for this PFC and I make no apologies for it. He needs a quick trial and a quicker hanging. He’s a traitor to his nation. I felt the same way about Timothy McVay. There can be no tolerance for this in a time when information is almost impossible to keep secret.