Wednesday, August 31, 2011
We are only a few days away from the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. An event so huge and horrorific that it is nearly inconceivable that anyone could have forgotten the nightmarish visions, the passions, the lessons learned, or the injury to the heart of our nation.
Unless they wanted to.
Or unless they're being lead to think of those attacks in a different way.
Which is why Hope n' Change finds it so appalling that the Whitehouse has just issued talking points and guidelines to make sure that government officials all stick to the narrative that Barack Obama wants for the anniversary of 9/11.
Did you think the events of 9/11 were an attack on America? Don't be foolish; it was equally about "New York or Nairobi, Bali or Belfast, Mumbai or Manila, or Lahore or London." In other words, it wasn't about terror...it was about alliteration.
And as 9/11 approaches, are you filled with anger towards Al-Qaeda? Geez, let it go already - after all, the Whitehouse assures us "Al Qaeda and its adherents have become increasingly irrelevant."
Moreover, Americans should avoid making a big deal out of 9/11 because we've subsequently annoyed the civilized (ie, Muslim) world with our policies "on detention, on interrogation, and the decision to invade Iraq." Damn, maybe 9/11 was just our chickens coming home to roost, right Barry Hussein?
In all seriousness...in grave seriousness...this Whitehouse should not be telling any of us how to think or feel about the attacks of 9/11.
The exploding jets, the falling towers, the smoke and flames billowing from the Pentagon, the innocents leaping to their deaths, and the scores of lost heroes were not part of a Hollywood movie.
Which is why it is an obscenity of the most despicable kind for Barack Obama's Whitehouse to create a script to reinvent those events in a way more to their liking... and political benefit.