By John W. Lillpop
America is about to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. We do so while embroiled in wretched partisan politics, despite the promise of ‘post-partisan’ utopia from Barack Obama.
Given the emotional significance of this anniversary, one would expect candidates from both major political parties to deliver inspirational eulogies on behalf of the 3,000 victims and their families, and to remind Americans of the urgent need to remain ever diligent in fighting Islamafascism.
Unfortunately, delivering uplifting cries of patriotism is simply not in the DNA of most liberals, including the erstwhile community organizer now occupying the Oval Office.
Rather than working to unify Americans in remembrance of that awful September morning and of the wars that must still be waged and won in order to preserve American independence and freedom, President Barack Obama has made statements in the past which suggest that he sides with terrorists.
An example as reported by Aaron Klein at wnd.com:
"Obama's comments about legitimate causes' of terror groups and 'root problems of causes and dangers' seems to echo little-noticed remarks the presidential candidate made eight days after 9/11 in which he said the attacks were carried out because of a lack of "empathy" for others' suffering on the part of al-Quaeda, whose terrorist ideology 'grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair.'All of which proves that, despite his protestations to the contrary, Obama was indeed paying attention during the terrorist-friendly rants delivered by Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
"Obama went on to imply the Sept. 11 attacks were, in part, a result of U.S. policy, lecturing the American military to minimize civilian casualties in the Middle East and urging action opposing 'bigotry or discrimination directed against neighbors and friends of Middle-Eastern descent.'
"Even as I hope for some measure of peace and comfort to the bereaved families, I must also hope that we, as a nation, draw some measure of wisdom from this tragedy," Obama wrote in a piece about 9/11 published Sept. 19, 2001, in Chicago's Hyde Park Herald."
Furthermore, if Obama wants the U.S. to determine the "root causes" for 9/11, then he seems to be implying that ramming jumbo jets into New York City skyscrapers and the Pentagon might be more acceptable if we only knew WHY the terrorists decided to cremate 3,000 innocent Americans.
Perhaps Mohamed Atta had a disturbed childhood in which he was unfairly denied the opportunity to become a suicide bomber, and 9/11 was his way of acting out against overly strict parents?
Or perhaps the late Osama bin Laden desired to murder tens of millions of Americans because, during his youth, he was molested by a gay mullah in an isolated cave in the mountains of Pakistan?
According to people who think like Obama and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), instead of attacking Al-Quaeda conclaves in Afghanistan in October, 2001, President Bush should have offered to meet with OBL and other Islamofascists terrorists to determine the "root causes" for the wanton murders.
Hear ye, hear ye, progressive dim wits everywhere:
Islamofascists attacked America because they want to destroy our way of life and replace it with Sharia law and mandatory conscription into the army of Allah!
There is no romantic sub-plot here. Al-Quaeda would incinerate every home in America if they were able because they hate Democracy, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, atheism, feminism--everything that falls short of reverence for, and obedience to, Allah!
Granted that Barack Obama is much too young to know much about Pearl Harbor, another grave attack on America.
However, any man or woman who aspires to the presidency of the United States should make an honest attempt to understand history.
Pearl Harbor 101, for Obama and friends:
President Franklin Roosevelt and the U.S. Congress did NOT waste precious time trying to determine the "root cause" behind the Japanese attack that left 2,500 American sailors dead in Pearl Harbor!
Instead, America declared war on the enemy, took actions necessary to execute that war, remained steadfast in determination to win, and eventually did win the war!
The lesson? When Americans have been attacked and are at risk of being attacked again, to hell with legitimate claims and root causes!
To paraphrase President Bush, who despite all his other failings, prevented a second 9/11 from happening on his watch, "Either you are with us or you are against us!"
Which is it, Mr. President?