September 12, 2009
Unlike Their CIC, Soldiers in Afghanistan Mark 9/11
U.S. military and embassy staff in the Afghan capital Kabul marked on Friday the eighth anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attacks. (Sept. 11)
Wild Thing's comment......
I love our troops!
Take a look at what Rush said about 9-11 and Obama turning it into a community service day:
RUSH: President Obama was in New York earlier this week to memorialize Walter Cronkite, but just a few days later President Obama did not come to New York to memorialize what happened at the Twin Towers eight years ago today, nor did he send Biden to New York to memorialize Cronkite, but he did send Biden to memorialize 9/11. But he did not.
Now, the manner in which President Obama has chosen to commemorate 9/11, the day the country was attacked, and our first retaliation was launched from on board Flight 93, is an outrage. It is an insult to the memory of innocent Americans who were attacked and who died eight years ago today. The manner in which Obama has chosen to commemorate 9/11 is an insult to the citizen warriors aboard Flight 93. When brave Americans sacrificed their lives so the rest of us can live and live free, I think of the Gettysburg Address, I think the history of the Gettysburg Address, what went into Abraham Lincoln writing it and how, at the time, underappreciated it was and how he was a little insecure about it himself after he had written it. Before I go further, I want you to hear how President Obama is commemorating 9/11. This could be the most outrageous moment yet of the Obama presidency, twisting 9/11 into a nationalist day of service to the state.
OBAMA: On this first National Day of Service and Remembrance, we can summon once more that ordinary goodness of America to serve our communities, to strengthen our country, and to better our world. Let us renew our common purpose, let us remember how we came together as one nation, as one people, as Americans, united not only in our grief but in our resolve to stand with one another, to stand up for the country we all love.
RUSH: This is an outrage, to take this day and to twist it into a nationalist day of service to the state and to our communities is insulting. It's insensitive. It is beyond the pale, but it's typical of who Obama is. This happened this morning in Arlington at the Pentagon, the 9/11 memorial service. Here's another portion of his remarks.
OBAMA: This may be the greatest lesson of this day, the strongest rebuke to those who attacked us, the highest tribute to those taken from us, that such sense of purpose not need be a fleeting moment, it can be a lasting virtue. But through their own lives and through you, the loved ones that they left behind, the men and women who lost their lives eight years ago today leave a legacy that still shines brightly in the darkness and it calls on all of us to be strong and firm and united. That is our calling today and in all the Septembers still to come.RUSH: Remember how he started these remarks. On this first National Day of Service and Remembrance we can summon once more that ordinary goodness of America to serve our communities, to strengthen our country, and to better our world. A national day of service. When brave Americans sacrificed their lives so the rest of us can live and live free, I don't think of a national day of service to the state. And I don't care about empathizing with the enemy, which Obama asked us to do when he was in Illinois. It's a little-known set of remarks, he was just Illinois state Senator in 2001, but he issued a statement that I have here somewhere in the stack that we need to empathize, and we need to understand why these people are doing what they're doing, meaning our enemy.
When I come across my memories of 9/11 I think of the Gettysburg Address. It's one of the few times that words matter far more than a contrived day of community service. The president's call for community service demeans what happened on 9/11. It is a distraction from what was and is important.
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Lincoln thought his words would never, ever be remembered. He wanted the dead and their sacrifice to be remembered. That's November 1863, the Gettysburg Address. Here's the Todd Beamer story from UnitedHeroes.com: "Todd Beamer, who resided in Cranbury, New Jersey, was an account manager for the Oracle Corporation. He died at age 32 in the September 11, 2001 attacks on board United Airlines Flight 93. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Beamer, two sons, David and Drew, and a daughter, Morgan Kay, who was born on January 9, 2002, nearly four months after her father's death. Todd and other passengers had been in communication with people via in-plane and cell phones and learned that the World Trade Center had been attacked using hijacked airplanes. Beamer tried to place a credit card call through a phone located on the back of a plane seat but was routed to a customer-service representative instead, who passed him on to supervisor Lisa Jefferson.
"Beamer reported that one passenger was killed and, later, that a flight attendant had told him the pilot and co-pilot had been forced from the cockpit and may have been wounded. He was also on the phone when the plane made its turn in a southeasterly direction, a move that had him briefly panicking. Later, he told the operator that some of the plane's passengers were planning to 'jump on' the hijackers. According to Jefferson, Beamer's last audible words were 'Are you guys ready? Let's roll.' They burst into the cockpit and fought with the terrorists over the controls for the plane," and it went down in Shanksville, Pennsylvania depriving the terrorists of hitting the third target on September 11th.
Abraham Lincoln: "But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground," the battlefield at Gettysburg. You can say the same thing about the World Trade Center, which remains a shovel-ready project eight years later in New York. "The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. ... that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth," Abraham Lincoln, 1863. Here's Barack Obama this morning.
OBAMA: On this first National Day of Service and Remembrance, we can summon once more that ordinary goodness of America to serve our communities, to strengthen our country, and to better our world. Let us renew our common purpose. Let us remember how we came together as one nation, as one people, as Americans, united not only in our grief but in our resolve to stand with one another, to stand up for the country we all love.
RUSH: Yeah, for about two weeks, for about two weeks you stood together and then the Democrat Party decided it was time to go strategic politics and dump all over George W. Bush for not doing anything, for not responding soon enough. The same night the Democrat Party decided to disband from its unified stance with America, Bush launched the attack on Tora Bora in Afghanistan, which should have made fools of the Democrat Party. Instead, a year later we got the Wellstone Memorial, we got the "Bush lied and people died," we had the Democrat Party taking victory and turning it into defeat, doing everything they could to demoralize the United States military and its mission in Iraq and Afghanistan, doing everything they could except defund it, doing everything they could to achieve defeat for their own country. The unity lasted two weeks. And they today tell us that the hatred and vitriol resides now in the voice of a lone congressman from South Carolina, Joe Wilson, who simply could not stand being lied to by the president of the United States, in a fraudulent, demeaning, disgusting address. He has now compounded the fraud, the disgust, and the indignity of his remarks on Wednesday night with the proclamation on the eighth anniversary of 9/11 that this is the first national day of service to the state. I'm simply appalled.
RUSH: Now, I mentioned in the opening remarks here that Obama wanted to return on this "day of service" to the "unity" that we all had after 9/11, which lasted for two weeks until the Democrats decided to turn the whole thing into a political event. And they're still doing it regarding the military, regarding the war. I mean, how do you do -- how in the world do you do -- a 9/11 memorial service at the Pentagon and not talk about the US military, for crying out loud? How in the world do you do that? You're president of the United States, and you declare it a community service day to make sure that days like this don't ever happen again!
Posted by Wild Thing at September 12, 2009 08:50 AM
God bless them all Chrissie and thank you for posting.
There is no collective memory for today's kids, the subject of 9-11 gets pushed under the rug by the educators with their PC agenda. I got the following link from another 'Devil Dog' with grandchildren in school.
"There's a great web site to educate kids who weren't old enough to remember: http://www.learnabout9-11.org/"
Short term memory has failed almost all Americans, here is a refresher.
Dec. 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor, Killed: 2,403.
Sep. 11, 2001 - WTC/Pentagon/PA, Killed: 2,996
For the very last time the United States declared war against our enemies was after Pearl Harbor. Today we negotiate with the bastards and put them into the white house and Congress.
Posted by: Jack at September 12, 2009 10:10 AM
Of course obama used the 9/11 anniversary day to push his agenda. He wants everyone to be involved in service to the government(himslf). He is introducing programs to turn us all into good little commie underlings. My hope is that obama's(may piss be upon him)programs fail miserably as Ameicans rise up against this man and his Marxist friends.
Posted by: TomR at September 12, 2009 02:02 PM
Jack, thank you for sharing that and the
Posted by: Wild Thing at September 12, 2009 05:48 PM
Tom, I like how you put this...
"obama's(may piss be upon him)"
Ditto that. I hope his programs fail miserably
too oh sooo much.
Posted by: Wild Thing at September 12, 2009 05:50 PM
Never ever forget that 19 evil radical Islamic terrorists murdered 2,996 innocent Americans - including 120 foreigners - in three states within three hours on September 11, 2009...
~AA11~ ~UF175~ ~AA77~ ~UF93~ LET'S ROLL!
Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at September 12, 2009 06:26 PM