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Friday, September 11, 2009

Have You Forgotten?

On this, the 8th anniversary of 9/11, it’s hard to imagine that anyone could have forgotten what happened that day. As I see watch again the videos and pictures, I still remember exactly how I felt. I feel the same way now. But as I look around and other folks, I’m beginning to believe that some folks have truly forgotten. Perhaps they just didn’t feel the same way I did.

Why is it that President Obama’s Green Jobs Czar (now resigned) was a 9/11 Truther? On the same day President Bush stood at Ground Zero with the firefighters, Van Jones was declaring his solidarity with radical Islamists. And yet he still garnered a high-profile in the Obama administration.

The CIA interrogators, whose aggressive interrogation methods yielded information that has kept us safe for the last eight years, are now being rewarded by investigations and possible criminal charges by the new administration. Heck, there’s no longer even a “war on terror.” President Obama prefers less “offensive” rhetoric and uses more benign terms like “an ongoing struggle.” Obama even requires that enemy combatants who are captured are to be mirandized. I’m sure soon they’ll be given public defense lawyers and then be allowed to sue Dick Cheney.

Even as recently as last Wednesday, in his address to a joint session of Congress, Obama’s own words revealed his attitudes toward the war on terror. For example, he blamed his trillion dollar deficit this year on “too many initiatives over the last decade were not paid for - from the Iraq War to tax breaks for the wealthy.” He tried to play down the $900 billion price tag for his health care by saying it’s “less than we have spent on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars” – which was answered with much ovation from the Left side of the aisle. I was absolutely stunned. What is his point? He seemed to be saying, “Hey, we wasted more than this on the war on terror so why not spend $900 billion on my health care plan?”

It seems to me the President thinks he’s at war with All State rather than Afghanistan. But even though he seems lukewarm about the war on terror, I pray that enough political pressure is applied on him that he won’t shrink from his duty to keep us safe.

On this infamous anniversary, let’s be mindful of our priorities. The war on terror isn’t over. Let’s remember what we’re fighting for.

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