I have to admit, seven years after the events of September 11th, 2001, you get a little complacent. Â We had the horror of that day, and then the wars in Afghanistan and then Bush’s war of choice in Iraq. Â We have had to deal with war for the last seven years, but without personal sacrifice (Bush told us to “keep shopping”, among other crap). Â I admit; I too have become complacent about issues.
I’m on another business trip and get to my hotel late. Â I turn on Discovery and find “Flight 93: The Flight that Fought Back” and let it play in the background while I get my stuff ready for tomorrow. Â And I listen, and get angrier and angrier. Â We all watched in horror that day as we were attacked from within. Â The world got caught up in the emotions, and we heard people in Europe declare “today, we are all Americans”.
The horror and anguish of that day is real; it’s raw emotion within us all. Â And George W. Bush used that against us. Â He declared that he wanted a war with Iraq, and even falsified evidence to get us to support that war. Â And yet, five months before he leaves office – with more and more of his lies being exposed – we do nothing. Â Our Democratic leaders wait for Bush to be out of office, and hope it doesn’t get any worse.
Bush used us, like a razorblade and mirror in his coke days, and then lied about it – again, like his coke days. Â I sincerely hope that once Obama takes office in January, 2009, that on January 21st, 2009, he announces the arrest of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and others, on war crimes charges. Â It is the only thing that will honor the memory of those we lost on 9/11/01, and those soldiers that we have lost in his war of choice in Iraq.