9/11

Ten years. Ten years have passed since that awful day. I was sleeping in when I woke up, turned on the television and was talking to my cell phone provider when I looked at the TV. Still remember the shock at seeing the images.

The country pulled together. The right did some grandstanding. The Left went nuts. Sad to say that my generation fell for every wacky conspiracy theory and demagogue the left (and the far right) had to offer. From Ron Paul to dhimmies to this crap:

“What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. Te atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons.

A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional pundits — people who should have understood very well what was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of the atrocity?”

“It’s nothing Krugman wouldn’t say (and probably does say) the other 364 days out of the year, and Krugman says it in pretty much the same vacuous manner of the everyday sufferers of Bush Derangement Syndrome. After reading this, you seriously have to remind yourself that the New York Times pays Krugman to write it; this wouldn’t even pass muster for a Letter to the Editor at most newspapers.”

–Paul Krugman, quoted and stomped on by Ed Morrissey, Hotair.com

Ace of Spades has a similar takedown of Kathleen Parker.

The left would like 9/11 to go away. In their fantasy land, Iraq was somehow better under Saddam then free. “President Gore” somehow magically prevents 9/11 and doesn’t invade Iraq. It’s not going away despite their best wishes. The tragedy and triumph is against their narrative. They do hate America. From our military, to our freedoms to our way of life. Our enemies also hate us. They just want to kill us, and they keep trying to kill us no matter what we do.

My parents died of old age, I dropped out of college and my life has gone in different directions since 11 Sept 2001. There are days I wish it would go away. Days I want a do-over. Not gonna happen. As my drill SGT said, once you pull the trigger, you can’t get the round back in.

Now the positives of 9/11…those are worth celebrating. We as a country did get stronger. We are rebuilding Ground Zero. As opposed to JFK’s assassination, the wacky “truther” movement has sputtered and stalled. Many see those people for the crazy dorks they are. Osama Bin Laden is dead. Saddam Hussein is dead. Iraq is free. The Arab Spring. OUr military has greater respect (despite the left’s stupid antiwar movies).

We celebrate life, we mourn the dead. We fight for the living. We, a country, a people a planet. No terrorist, no fanatic and no ideology can take that away. Someone once said that when you go to combat, you fight not just the enemy, but their ideas, their way of life. If that’s true, our way is winning. People prefer freedom to tyranny. Despite the left’s best efforts to lose the war, we are winning.

Let us remember and keep fighting for what’s right.

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