« Video: John McCain Handed over to Americans | Main | Minority Rules »

On This Day

On this day then, evil came to America and murdered thousands of people, men and women, child and adult, soldier and civilian, Christian and Muslim and Atheist and Agnostic, in hopes of destroying Liberty.

On this day now, our soldiers fight to create Liberty in the very nations which spawned the evil which attacked us.

On this day then, thousands of our enemies cheered the death and pain brought about by villainy.

On this day now, millions of our new friends live in freedom and prosperity because of the efforts of Americans.

On this day then, monsters targeted people they knew to be innocent, in hopes of creating despair.

On this day now, our troops have destroyed many of the worst terrorists in the region, yet are careful to spare innocents, in hopes of fighting justly.

On this day then, the last long war America had fought was Vietnam.

On this day now, the world understands we can fight anyone, anywhere.

On this day then, the makers of terror believed they were immune from the consequences of their evil.

On this day now, we have obliterated the majority of Al Qaeda's leadership, along with the network which coordinated plans and attacks for more than a dozen terrorist groups.

On this day then, some in America chose to side with the terrorists.

On this day now, sadly some in America still side with the terrorists.

On this day then, many in America supported the troops only in words.

On this day now, many in America support the troops only in words.

On this day then, the enemy thought to take over the world by chasing America out of where it wanted to go.

On this day now, the enemy hides in holes and lives in constant fear of discovery by our troops and the sure destruction our men bring to them.

On this day then, our enemy thought us weak and timid.

On this day now, we stand stronger than before, and surer of our precepts and prouder of our soldiers.

On this day now, more Americans than ever believe in our nation's ideals, its value, and its promise.

On this day now, we remain resolved to destroy the tools and makers of terrorism, and to establish and protect Liberty throughout the world.


TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/31550.

Comments (23)

Amen.... (Below threshold)
ExSubNuke:

Amen.

True Americans: "Never for... (Below threshold)
Mark L:

True Americans: "Never forget!"

Nutroots: "Never happened!"

Nice one, DJ.I only ... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Nice one, DJ.
I only hope and pray that your second sentence from the end is still true.

You know of people siding w... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

You know of people siding with the terrorists? If so, shouldn't you report them to the FBI so that they can be arrested for (at the very least) aiding and abetting murderous villians?

Well Hyper, that surpises m... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

Well Hyper, that surpises me, since so many of them seem to be friends of yours ...

Good post DJ.I watch... (Below threshold)
maggie:

Good post DJ.
I watched the planes come in with the
POWs, and cried. It was awesome, and
the families must have been thankful
to have the men home.
The prisoners themselves must have been
cautiously euphoric until they were well
out of the enemies air space.
God Bless them all.

Do elaborate, DJ. I'd hate ... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Do elaborate, DJ. I'd hate to be associating with felons.

Really, I'd like to know wh... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Really, I'd like to know which of my friends cheer for terrorists. The ones who fought in Afghanistan, perhaps?

Really, I'd like to know... (Below threshold)
Clay:

Really, I'd like to know which of my friends cheer for terrorists. The ones who fought in Afghanistan, perhaps?

Hey HB,

Why not just STFU? You may not understand the significance of this day for Americans, but perhaps you could afford a modicum of respect.

Asshole.

Really, DJ. This crap from ... (Below threshold)
Clay:

Really, DJ. This crap from hyperbolist should not be tolerated. Is it too much to ask that some things must be sacred?

We can resume the bickering tomorrow. But, not this day. And at least not on this post.

I know people who lost fami... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

I know people who lost family in the towers, Clay, and I felt physically sick when I saw what had happened when I got home from school. I'd been there, seen those buildings, and felt violated. Anger and sadness invoked on this anniversary is not reserved for Americans.

I'm not trying to pick a fight. I do not like the implication that those who disagree with the course of action your government has undertaken since 9/11 are somehow in cahoots with the terrorists, though, and I'd appreciate such insults be levied with a greater degree of specificity, and I think most or all left-leaning commenters would agree. The attacks on 9/11 are antithetical to the values of liberal minded people.

Peter Hashem was from Tewks... (Below threshold)
Clay:

Peter Hashem was from Tewksbury, MA. I worked with him for 5 years on some pretty important projects. No matter how tough things got, Peter kept a cool head and was one of the most amazing leaders I've ever known. I remember how devoted he was to family. In fact, he wasn't even supposed to be on American Flight 11 out of Boston. He was scheduled to take an earlier flight, but delayed his departure to attend his son's soccer game the evening before. Everybody who's ever known Peter misses him still. I miss him.

Is it too much to ask that we take a break for just one day? This day?

You're being an ass. Of course there are those who side with the terrorists. You want a name? How about Ward Churchill? Now will you please shut up?

Hyperbolist,Perhap... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Hyperbolist,

Perhaps we will re-re-reexamine one campaigners close ties to an admitted domestic terrorist...

But not today.

Hyperbolist -"I... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Hyperbolist -

"I'm not trying to pick a fight."

Funny way you have of not trying.

Ah, yes, that quintessentia... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Ah, yes, that quintessential liberal, comrade Ward Churchill.

Clay, I honestly did not intend to cheapen the anniversary of 9/11 or sully anyone's memory of people who died on that day. As I said, the event made me sick, just like most people who saw it on television (inside and outside of the United States).

DJ, both you and JT have wr... (Below threshold)
Jess:

DJ, both you and JT have written good words for today.
Thank you.

J

"As He died to make men holy, let us fight to make men free"

On this day, when reasonabl... (Below threshold)
max:

On this day, when reasonable people everywhere should be united against tyranny, regardless of political persuasion, race, or nationality, DJ decided it was more important to make some cheap political digs. Disgusting.

DJ Drummond. He'd rather score political points than honor the dead.
depp=true
notiz=You would rather hijack a thread out of disrespect.

On this day then, some i... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

On this day then, some in America chose to side with the terrorists.

On this day now, sadly some in America still side with the terrorists.

On this day then, many in America supported the troops only in words.

On this day now, many in America support the troops only in words.

The above statements are, in fact, politicizing the anniversary of 9/11. That's what I initially took umbrage to, and that's what made max upset. You are engaging in political criticism, and then when called on it, you claim immunity and use the occasion as an excuse to censor what normally would be taken as a reasonable response to your statements. You can't 1) imply that your political opponents side with terrorists (Ward Churchills notwithstanding--thanks, Clay), and 2) deny these people the opportunity to say "Hey, wait a minute..."

Well, you can, but it's a shoddy way to police a thread.

Hyperbolist, Far b... (Below threshold)
Chip:

Hyperbolist,

Far be it from me to try and defend DJ; however, if he were truly to politicize it he would have used the words "those on the left" as opposed to "some in America". The statement "Some in America is factually accurate. There are those among us that would love for harm to come to Americans, and you cannot deny this, I mean you can try to but you would be in error.

It's telling though, Chip, ... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

It's telling though, Chip, that in his mind, hyperbolist made that connection between "some in America" and "those on the left" siding with terrorists.

Peculiar, that.

Who are they? Where are the... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Who are they? Where are they? They're traitors. Do your civic duty and call the FBI already.

You could argue that it's unfair of me to assume that he was implying a leftward slant among the traitors to which he's referring, but being somewhat familiar with his political convictions, I don't think it is.

Yes hyper, and you could ar... (Below threshold)
Chip:

Yes hyper, and you could argue that it was wrong for some to assume that Obama was calling Sarah Palin a pig with his comments the other day, but being familiar with his political convictions, I don't think it was.

'Evening folks. I've been b... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

'Evening folks. I've been boarding up the house and otherwise getting ready for Ike, seeing as I live in Houston, which is about to get clobbered.

Frankly hyper, you are not helping your case. I made a general observation, as Chip observed, that there are some in America who have quite blatantly sided with Al Qaeda in things they have said and done, with regard not only to Al Qaeda but in reference to our leaders and our soldiers. Liberals and Conservatives alike should be disgusted by such conduct.

And as Clay observed, while it is valid and pertinent to note that such people do exist in America, to pick at it in detail and focus on this single point and ignore the context of the post and the day, cheapens the appearance of your own integrity and honor.




Advertisements









rightads.gif

beltwaybloggers.gif

insiderslogo.jpg

mba_blue.gif

Follow Wizbang

Follow Wizbang on FacebookFollow Wizbang on TwitterSubscribe to Wizbang feedWizbang Mobile

Contact

Send e-mail tips to us:

[email protected]

Fresh Links

Credits

Section Editor: Maggie Whitton

Editors: Jay Tea, Lorie Byrd, Kim Priestap, DJ Drummond, Michael Laprarie, Baron Von Ottomatic, Shawn Mallow, Rick, Dan Karipides, Michael Avitablile, Charlie Quidnunc, Steve Schippert

Emeritus: Paul, Mary Katherine Ham, Jim Addison, Alexander K. McClure, Cassy Fiano, Bill Jempty, John Stansbury, Rob Port

In Memorium: HughS

All original content copyright © 2003-2010 by Wizbang®, LLC. All rights reserved. Wizbang® is a registered service mark.

Powered by Movable Type Pro 4.361

Hosting by ServInt

Ratings on this site are powered by the Ajax Ratings Pro plugin for Movable Type.

Search on this site is powered by the FastSearch plugin for Movable Type.

Blogrolls on this site are powered by the MT-Blogroll.

Temporary site design is based on Cutline and Cutline for MT. Graphics by Apothegm Designs.

Author Login



Terms Of Service

DCMA Compliance Notice

Privacy Policy