Friday, September 09, 2011

Forget 9/11?

Liberal writers make me laugh. Take E. J. Dionne - I believe his initials stand for Embrace Jihad, but don't quote me on that. Dionne wrote a stunning piece on how we all need to forget 9/11 and get on with our lives. I may have to read it again. Because I believe he may have even quoted Rodney King, "Why can't we all get along."

It amazes me how quickly people forget history. 9/11 wasn't just an isolated incident. It was a meticulously planned mission designed to strike at the heart of America. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives within an hour. Had the 4th plane been successful, that number may have been even higher.

The terrorist attack on September 11 was just another in a long line of attacks and attempted attacks on America, Americans and American interests that have dated back to when this country was first founded.

Let's do a quick review of some of the more recent ones:
February 26, 1993 - World Trade Center Bombing
June 25, 1996 - Khobar Towers Saudi Arabia targeting US troops
February 24, 1997 - Empire State building shooting by Palestinian terrorist
August 7, 1998 - US Embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya
December 14, 1999 - Port Angeles, Washington 2000 Millenium plot foiled
October 12, 2000 - USS Cole
September 11, 2001 - World Trade Center 2
December 22, 2001 - Shoe Bomb plot foiled
October 2002 - Beltway snipers
August 10, 2006 - Heathrow Airport (American-bound planes) plot foiled
May 7, 2007 - Fort Dix plot foiled
June 1, 2009 - Little Rock, Arkansas recruiting station shooting
November 5, 2009 - Fort Hood shooting
May 1, 2010 - Times Square attempted car bombing

As much as liberals would like to pretend that everything is all peaches and cream, there is obviously a determined enemy that is continually finding new ways to terrorize this country and its citizens.

Yes, America needs to be economically strong. But that will never happen with the current President and a Congress out for their own interests and not what is best for the nation. Economic strength can only come from shrinking government and reducing the insanity of Federal regulations and taxes. But not even that will help if we live in fear of yet another terrorist attack.

We ignored the terrorist threat during the Clinton administration, treating each new attack as a law enforcement matter. What did that get us? An even more terrifying attack.

Embrace Jihad Mr. Dionne. I want no part of it!