That Tragic Day
I can't beat this, but here are my 9-11 anniversary thoughts.
If I had told you, on September 12, 2001, that five years later, Osama bin Laden would still be on the loose, releasing videos, what would you have said?
If I had told you, on September 12, 2001, that five years later, U.S. troops would be bogged down in Iraq, what would you have said?
You would have said, I know, that neither of those things will come to pass. But they have. And why? Because our president and those around him have such poor judgment that their best defense today is that they honestly believed that invading Iraq was necessary because of the "grave and gathering threat" of Saddam's non-existent WMD. That's their best argument. After that, it's payoffs to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers, and then . . . what? "Weapons of mass destruction program-related activities"? (Remember that one?)
And yet, these men and women of such poor judgment, they still appear on talk shows, and the hosts of such programs actually ask them questions about the state of reality, even though we have more than enough evidence never to trust their judgment again. It would be a funny joke, if it weren't so deadly serious.
The tragedy of 9-11 is that it set in motion a chain of events that will almost certainly have lasting and dire consequences for this country. Not because of the actions of our enemies, but because of the actions of our government. The poorly considered, unwise actions of the "grown ups." (Remember that one? It's an oldie but a goodie.)