Which man do you want to lead our armed forces? Someone who understands the value of retribution or someone who does a spreadsheet first to determine the return on investment for bringing the world’s most dangerous criminal to justice?
I think that a lot of families in America felt some degree of closure on the evening of May 1, 2011. I know that I did since the attack on the World Trade Center was personal to me.
I worked on various floors above the 100th floor of Two World Trade Center for about six years in the eighties. Two World Trade Center was struck by the terrorists between the 77th and 85th floors, a crash that sealed the fate of everyone working above the 76th floor. Although I moved out of Two World Trade long before the fateful day, it is still chilling to think what would have been if I were at my desk working on that bright, clear September morn.
Thanks Phillip, I reposted to my Blog. Seeing the Twin Towers always brings that horrible Day back to me so clearly. Although I hadn’t worked there, nor lived in NYC, I had been to the top of the North Tower, and had eaten at Windows on the World. When a friend called me on 9-11, and told me to turn on CNN, he said, “A small plane has hit the World Trade Center”. One look at the hole, and the smoke beginning to rise, and I said, “That’s no small Plane Les, I’ve been in that building, and that’s gotta be an Airliner to make that sized hole”. “Who would do that” he asked, and I said, “Usama Bin Laden” and he said “Who ?”, and I said, “The same asshole who blew up the USS Cole”. So, I was right, and 3000 Americans were dead. I’ve been asking for years, and especially wonder this Election Year, “What ever happened to that great feeling of Unity, and those emotions of Patriotism that We had following 9-11 ?” With this “Just say No” Congress, the divisiveness of the Tealiban, plus the steady stream of Lies from the Right, it’s hard to recognize US as that same Nation !
Thank you for that comment. I think that President Obama’s announcement was compassionate and did not, as some would suggest, make it into a political speech. He gave proper credit to the brave men and women who have served in the pursuit of bin Laden, especially the SEAL team that executed his order to remove this despicable person from our world.
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