In my own way I have been trying to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 all week with an emphasis in my posts on what I consider the catastrophic psychological denial regarding 9/11 that has been the hallmark of many on the political left in this country. The posts include:
The War on Terror is A Disproportionate War
Without A Trace of Irony
Catastrophic Truths and 9/11
Denial and Submission
I see this profound denial of reality as catastrophic because it continues to this day to undermine the war effort; and it encourages and enables the very people who perpetrated those vicious attacks on our soil, and would like to do worse if they could.
While it has been five years since attacks of September 11, 2001, the memory and horror of that day remains fresh in my own mind. Never did I imagine that we would remain free from further attacks, and for that, I blame the Bush Administration and its courageous efforts--despite all the whining, screaming, and hysteria to the contrary--to do what it thought was right to protect America. (cartoon from Cox and Forkum)
Once again, I want to thank the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces; from the Commander-in-Chief down to all the volunteers risking their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq, for taking the fight to the enemy.
No matter what happens in the future, I honor and am humbled by the sacrifice they have all chosen to make to keep me and my family safe. That any American would doubt the committment to professionalism and compassion of our military personnel; and the everyday courage and heroism they display--is beyond comprehension.
They unreservedly deserve our deepest honor, respect and gratitude.
Let us also honor the victims of 9/11 today, by remembering that we are fighting a World War against Islamic fundamentalism and Islamic tyranny; and that we fight to preserve and extend the blessings of Liberty -- for ourselves; for our children; and for all of humanity.
For a tribute to each of the victims, go here to the 2996 Project.
For those of you who have the delusion that you reside in the "reality-based" community of the paranoid left (particularly the pseudointellectual academics) and who are so deeply into denial that you wouldn't recognize the truth if it fell from the sky and flattened you, I suggest that you check out the deeply disturbing Al Qaeda 9/11 memorial videos here. If it does not disabuse you of your sick conspiracy theories, then nothing rational will serve, and I recommend you get medication and therapy quickly.
Malkin has a round-up of debunkings. Ace has more. Also MEMRI has a film about the Arab and Iranian response to 9/11, 5 years later. Jay at StopTheACLU has a roundup of many blogger memorials to 9/11. Wizbang, also.
NEVER FORGET. NEVER AGAIN.