“I don't know about you, but moderation and restraint is not what I felt when I watched the twin towers crumble to the ground, a side of the Pentagon destroyed, and almost 3,000 of our fellow citizens perish in flames and rubble.” - Karl Rove
Eight years ago today one of the most horrific acts of terrorism in the history of mankind occurred less than 2-1/2 hours away from where I live. There is still no way to adequately describe the shock, dismay, and overwhelming sadness that I, like millions around the world, felt that day. I still don't understand that kind of hatred and I probably never will. To be honest, I don't ever want to as I am sure I would have lost a lot of my own humanity if I ever could understand or, heaven forbid, feel such hatred for my fellow human beings.
I wrote those very same words two years ago but they apply as much today as they did then. 9/11 was an act of terrorism - not some government plot to start a senseless war and I am appalled and disgusted with those who would suggest such a thing. To those people - including that asshat Charlie Sheen - I say get the hell out of America if it's so bad and don't let the Statute of Liberty kick you in the ass on the way out. Shame on you.
We should never forget those who died in the terror attacks - both those innocent victims on the four planes, the innocent people at the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and those heroic victims who gave their own lives to save those of their fellow men. May God continue to bless the families and friends of those whose lives were lost on 9/11 as they relive that horrifying day and may God give the rest of us the knowledge to remember what happened and why and not gloss it over these eight years later.
"On September 11 2001, America felt its vulnerability even to threats that gather on the other side of the Earth. We resolved then, and we are resolved today, to confront every threat from any source that could bring sudden terror and suffering ...to America." - President George W. Bush