9/11/01: Five Years Forward

I don’t know about you, but I can still recall to the exact minute (9:37 AM, Central time) that fateful day of September 11, 2001, when I turned on the TV just in time to see World Trade Center Tower #7B crumble into the ground after being hit by a fuel laden jumbo jet driven by Saudi/terrorists. I can still remember the utter shock, the numbness, the rage, the sadness, and the stories of pettiness and heroism that immediately followed this barbarity, too.

Five years, a couple of wars, the Patriot Act and an election cycle later, the scars are still just as exposed, and the cravenness and duplicity of our political leadership in exploiting the tragedy for their own personal gains.

But…I will spare you the usual political essay for now, and simply say that we as Americans honor those who sacrificed their lives to save others, and bless the families and loved ones of those who perished that faithful day.

In spite of what Dick Cheney would have us believe, we are all still Americans….especially those who are critical of the government’s actions. Some of our “leaders” could use that reminder.

 

 

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