Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A day of mourning

The attack on September 11 destroyed more than we could have imagined. Nearly 3000 people perished that day. In the ensuing years we've seen the decimation of our Constitution as well.

Has the Patriot Act made us safer, or simply less free?

And then there is Iraq. A war based on lies, that has now cost as many lives as the attacks in 2001.

Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top American commander in Iraq, delivered his report to Congress on Monday. Questioning continues today.

During questioning, Rep. Gary L. Ackerman, Democrat of New York, suggested the war in Iraq was not integral to the anti-terror effort.

“Isn’t it true, General, that Al Qaeda in Iraq formed in 2005, two years after we first got there?” pressed Mr. Ackerman.

“Congressman, I’m not saying when it started,” the military commander said. “I’m saying merely that Al Qaeda-Iraq clearly is part of the overall greater Al Qaeda network.”

That could be true General, but it's also true that Iraq had nothing to do with the attacks on September 11, and Al Qaeda-Iraq may never have formed had we not invaded the country.

Now we appear close to invading Iran. We must not allow this administration to take us further down a dark hole.


Robert Rouse said...

I used your post as part of my 9/11 edition of the Blog World Report.

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betmo said...

incredible graphic- can i use it?

BAC said...

Yes, the idea for it just came to me that morning.