So here we are – the 6th anniversary of 9/11. All the television stations are replaying their coverage of the attacks and we will be reminded of it all day.
I think it is an insult to Americans to constantly remind them of the attacks. There isn’t any other nation that goes through this kind of dramatics to remember such a horrible day. Imagine if Iraq held on to something like this for so long? Everyday would be a day of remembrance for them.
9/11 was a horrible event and one that shouldn’t be forgotten, but it should also not become a public spectacle every year. Politicians have already trampled that day by politicizing the event. Now we have a yearly reminder trying to make us feel as though it just happened. If your loved one was gunned down on video tape, would you want to constantly watch it? I didn’t think so. Perhaps the same courtesy should be extended to the families of the victims.
Something I have said numerous times is that 9/11 didn’t change the world. Instead we joined the world on 9/11. A lot of people understand this basic concept. It’s the people in charge who refuse to.
The only person that needs the reminder of what happened on 9/11 is George Bush. He is the one that let the masterminds of this horrible attack go unpunished. Now we see possible replacements for him wanting to extend the same luxury to Osama bin Laden.
The revenge against those who attack us was quickly dismissed. Instead George Bush decided to take revenge on a man who wanted to kill his father, Saddam Hussein. He tried to tell the American people that Saddam was behind this horrible attack. That was a lie. He told us about the horrible things Saddam did to his people and that we needed to free them. That was a total insult to the people who died on 9/11. What about their vengeance Mr. Bush?
I have never been one of those 9/11 conspiracy theory people. I believe Osama was behind the attack that killed 3,000 American lives. George Bush is just as guilty as Osama though. George Bush has let Osama grow stronger and remain free. That is complicity.
There is almost 4,000 other lives George Bush is responsible for the death of. Those are the soldiers that have died in a war of lies that George Bush put us into. That crime makes him worse than Osama bin Laden. George Bush lied to the American people, let the man who caused 9/11 go free, and continues to lie to the American people.
Of course people on the right will go ape shit over Bush being called a criminal. They think people like me should be sent to Gitmo or charged with treason for saying such things. Of course these are the same people that constantly refer to Bill Clinton as a rapist, and did so while he was President. The Republicans are the party of double standards.
But let’s remember what happened when the Republicans did their assault against Bill Clinton. In the hills of Afghanistan there was a man planning an attack of historic proportions against our nation. Bill Clinton was trying to get this man. His efforts were met with extreme criticism here at home. “Wagging the Dog” was the cliche commonly used. The man Clinton was trying to kill was Osama bin Laden and the criticisms were coming from the Republican party. Yes they are almost as guilty as George Bush in the attacks on 9/11. This is something Americans need to remember next year at the polls, because it is the truest insult to our nation.