Never Forgive, Never Forget
Today, September 11, 2006 marks the five year anniversary of the attacks on America carried out by Islamofascists. That was a day that would forever change the way we viewed ourselves as Americans. Though there would always be disagreements on many issues of policy, when it came to protecting ourselves against a common enemy, most Americans would be united…so I thought.
Never would I have believed five years later, America would be so divided. I never would have believed that we would be asking permission from the international community to strike against countries which support Islamic terrorism. I never would have believed that past and present dictators of these same Islamofacist regimes would be allowed to set foot on American soil to meet with a former U.S. president, speak at a respected American university such as Harvard, or address the U.N. with the same kind of respect as a leader from an open and free society.
I never would have thought that members from the president’s opposition party would accuse the president of politicizing such a dreadful day merely by reminding the American public of the nature of the enemy. I would have never thought that something as simple as a prime time address to the nation marking the fifth anniversary of the attacks would be something to criticize (of course if the president chose not to make any statements about this day, the same people would criticize him for that).
Well believe it. Welcome to the America of 2006. It’s an election year. It is a time when honest discussion on the threat of Islamofascism is nearly impossible. But you know something? Bin Laden’s henchmen did not care if they killed Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Greens, or even other Muslims. These Islomofascists only wanted to kill Americans. I am certain that the passengers of United Flight 93 had a diversity of political opinions but they had one goal: to stop the hijackers from hitting their intended target. We should keep that in mind as we move forward.
September 11, 2001: NEVER FORGIVE, NEVER FORGET!