Do you see anything new in this speech? Why? Why did he call a prime time news conference if he had nothing new to say?
Addendum (9/12): maybe, just maybe if you have nothing new to say then maybe you are trying to say something old. Maybe you’re trying to say something they said before. Maybe President Bush and the rest of his administration are telling us loud and clear that they have failed. Although some of the people that planned the 9/11 attacks have been arrested or killed, the true masterminds continue to taunt us from the hills of northern Pakistan. In spite of warnings to send more troops to shut off the escape path out of Tora Bora, for reasons that are unclear, the Bush administration decided not to do that.
We’ve not rebuild the towers. In my opinion, it is because of a lack of leadership. The type of leadership that would cut through the red tape and the partisan bickering. The type of leadership that America deserves.
- The Constitution only applies when the going gets easy.
- War is the answer, even when you forget the question.
- The truth is for sissies.
- America has never faced an enemy as dangerous and as intent on killing us as
King George, the Civil War, World War I, the Germans, the Japanese, a nuclear Soviet Union Al Qaeda.
- The real September 11 story was badly in need of editing.
- Just because they say it makes it so.
- We have always been at war with Oceania.
- A fool is born every election day.
- Due process is for the innocent.
- Patriotism means never having to say you’re sorry.
- It’s all Sandy Berger’s fault.
All I can say is yep. That’s exactly what I have learned from the R’s.
Americans observed a solemn day of remembrance today in memorials around the United States to mark the fifth anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, pausing in New York City and at the two other 9/11 sites for moments of silence, tributes and a recitation of the names of those who were killed.
Although hundreds of miles from one another, the three places where the hijacked airliners were crashed into buildings and a field that day were united today by simultaneous memorials that invoked the memory of lives lost. Family members and friends prayed and wept. They held signs saying “We Will Never Forget.” They read poetry and recounted simple tales recreating the lives of those who were killed.
“I’ve been thinking about what Moira would be doing today if she were here with us,” said police Officer Jim Smith, the husband of Moira Smith, a New York City police officer who was killed. more