Saturday, September 11, 2010

Worst Kind of Patriotism!

September 11 Brought Out the Worst Kind of Patriotism

September 11, 2010 - The first shattering scene of the 21st century calls forth a reminder, an observation, and a suggestion.

Remember the Tuesday morning of Sept. 11, 2001, before the terrorist attacks? Crystal clear on the Eastern Seaboard, a brilliant turquoise blue sky. The people of the nation woke up in a generally contented mood--but a bit complacent and fat from seven years of peace and prosperity.


Bush was specifically warned in late August, 2001, that just such a thing would happen. He was on vacation on his Texas ranch and replied rudely to his intelligence briefer. He did not get a bit of blame from the American public, numb with grief and shock.


We have lost our place in the world as a beacon, thanks to invading Iraq in 2003. That is why the military is desperate to figure out a good way out of Afghanistan, to save our face. {read rest}

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