I have to admit, seven years after the events of September 11th, 2001, you get a little complacent. We had the horror of that day, and then the wars in Afghanistan and then Bush’s war of choice in Iraq. 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). I admit; I too have become complacent about issues.
I’m on another business trip and get to my hotel late. 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. And I listen, and get angrier and angrier. We all watched in horror that day as we were attacked from within. 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. And George W. Bush used that against us. He declared that he wanted a war with Iraq, and even falsified evidence to get us to support that war. And yet, five months before he leaves office – with more and more of his lies being exposed – we do nothing. 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. 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. 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.