Betraying our dead

Betraying our dead

Eight years ago today, our homeland was attacked by fanatical Muslims inspired by Saudi Arabian bigotry. Three thousand American citizens and residents died.

We resolved that we, the People, would never forget. Then we forgot.

We’ve learned nothing.

Instead of cracking down on Islamist extremism, we’ve excused it.

Instead of killing terrorists, we free them.

Instead of relentlessly hunting Islamist madmen, we seek to appease them.

Full Story Here: (Highly recommended reading)
Betraying our dead

Those few words above are the inspiration for this post. You see, I AM ANGRY!

Actually, I am far past the definition of angry. I am incensed! I am enraged! I am filled with a burning desire to see wrathful vengeance served upon those that brought this war to our shores. I want retribution against those that try to force us to submit to their way of believing. Those that have sworn to kill us if we don’t. We don’t try to force OUR way of life on them. I don’t, and that is a certainty.

I have said, many times, after the attacks of 9-11, I was totally in support of our going, in force, to Afghanistan. I was NOT in support of the move to Iraq. I felt then, and still do, Iraq has been a waste of time and took our focus off of the real target, radical Islam and it’s roots in Afghanistan.

The move to Iraq astounded me. Many DO believe that Iraq was the right decision, that’s their right. I don’t agree with them, in ANY way. I am still of the opinion that we have yet to address the REAL enemy of the United States, the true sponsor of 9-11. The House of Saud.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia acknowledged for the first time that 15 of the Sept. 11 suicide hijackers were Saudi citizens, but said Wednesday that the oil-rich kingdom bears no responsibility for their actions SOURCE

Of course the Saudis denied any and all knowledge of these attacks. That would be the proper way for the Saudis to proceed. Osama bin Laden, the chief suspect in the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks that killed more than 3,000 people, was Saudi born but stripped of his citizenship in 1994 according to the article.

The Saudis are a loose bunch, they tend to look the other way when money is involved, as long as they are the recipients OF that money. Osama bin Laden, and his family, have plenty of money.

The Saudis may not have been directly involved in the attacks of 9-11, but it is my opinion that they were, at the very least, a financial supporter and spent much behind the scene time and money as well. But that’s OK, right? George W. Bush welcomed them into HIS home and kissed the bastards. I guess we’re supposed to accept the Saudis as our friends too if the example set by Bush was any indicator.

Our troops have the will and the strength to go after, and KILL, all of those that threaten the United States. They have the will, but what they don’t have is the LEADERSHIP!

George W. Bush micromanaged Iraq, he refused to let the WARRIORS fight the war. Political Correctness was the order of the day. We were busy rebuilding Iraq long before the fighting and destruction were over. Our excursion into Iraq took troops and resources away from the fight in Afghanistan, and now we are having to fight even harder just to maintain a stalemate in that God forsaken place. We are, according to many great minds in the Intel community, in as much danger of being hit again as at any time since the attacks of 9-11.

Do you think the Obama administration will listen to those Intel guys? Probably no more than Bush did when some highly reputable CIA guys tried their very best to tell Bush that Iraq was a really bad move to make and that we needed to concentrate our efforts on Afghanistan.

When the Japanese attacked us on Dec. 7, 1941, this nation mobilized. We were ANGRY! We were spoiling for a fight, and in less than 4 years we were able to bring about total victory over Japan, Italy and Germany. In less than 4 years, we ENDED a WORLD WAR, ended it with a resounding VICTORY!

We have been engaged in Afghanistan since October 7, 2001 when Operation Enduring Freedom was launched by the United States in response to the attacks of 9-11. That’s almost 8 years folks. We WON a WORLD WAR in under 4 years but we’ve been fighting in Afghanistan, a nation the size of Texas, for almost 8 years? WHAT is wrong with that picture.

This continued fighting, against the supposed sponsors of the attacks of 9-11 is nothing more than a DISGRACE to the victims of 9-11. Our government, the past administration of George W. Bush, and the current administration of Barack Hussein Obama, have denigrated, and are denigrating those that died on Sept. 11, 2001. All the wreath laying and flowery speeches be damned. Action speaks louder than words. And after 8 years, with no clear cut victory, the actions of our troops, and exactly what they are allowed to do, or, perhaps I should say, not allowed to do, speaks volumes.

Our political leaders, NOT our military, our POLITICAL leaders have lost all will to fight and WIN. Winning is not a PC action, no one can WIN, we must ALL be equals in the opinion of our less than fearless leaders. PCness dictates that there can be NO winners, there can only be participants. We all got to play, and we all played well, so, GROUP HUG and lets all sing a few verses of Kumbaya. THAT is the LIBERAL mindset. THAT is why, under the likes of Obama, we will NEVER engage an enemy of this nation and walk away with a WIN again!

And whatever you do, don’t call it a War on Terror!

Oh NO, that’s just not politically correct! We might hurt the poor, misunderstood radical Islamic Terrorists feelings if we call going after them and their ilk a WAR.

It’s an Overseas Contingency Operation! Who in the hell thought that one up? They need to be smacked upside the head with a Louisville Slugger, several times.

We are led by the most gutless bunch of posers in American history. Our nation was viciously attacked. Our citizens, INNOCENT citizens, were murdered at the hands of these Islamic attackers, and our government continues to play PC games? Our government continues to sit back and let the bastards draw breath? Simply incredible.

I don’t care how many bleeding hearts, libbers and other assorted moonbats I piss off by saying so, Mecca needs to be a radioactive sheet of poor quality glass. Saudi Arabia and Tehran can go too, and while we’re at it, take Damascus and Medina out at the same time. Then the only real worries we have from Islam are the ones that have over-run Europe and are on the verge of turning ALL of Europe into an Islamic heaven.

And to the Europeans that are sitting back on their unarmed and pampered asses, just letting it happen, this time America isn’t going to come rushing in to save you.

And after this post I may have a few less U.S. Internet friends too.

There are some folks out there in the blog world that call themselves patriotic Conservatives. They tell everyone what they think about this and that, they blast Obama, rightfully so, but then 9-11 rolls around and they don’t have the class or the dignity to make a post honoring the victims of those horrendous attacks.

That is inexcusable in nearly ever case. It takes only a few minutes to make a 9-11 post. It takes asking a friend to cover your absence if you’re out of town, tied up with business, working 12-14 hours days as I know one of my great friends is doing. I made a post for him on his blog for 9-11.

But there are far too many apathetic Americans out there. And there are far too many apathetic bloggers that claim to be something that I feel they are not. If you look at my Best of the Web module, and my Fred’s Faves page, you will see both a bit thinner today. That’s because I have ceased linking the blogs I was showing that didn’t make a 9-11 post. Seems fair to me. You can’t be the best of the web and ignore 9-11, and you’re not one of my faves if you ignore 9-11.

Harsh? Maybe so, but to me, it is THAT important. Project 2,996 didn’t have anywhere near all the victims of 9-11 covered this time. 1,080 tributes were assigned, out of 2,996 available. Where were all of the so-called PATRIOTIC bloggers on this most solemn of days? Instead of honoring the victims of 9-11 they either didn’t post or continued with their screeds about how the folks at ACORN support pimps and whores. Great topics, no doubt, but ya know, at least one day of the year, let it go man, show some respect and rattle a few cages by showing some respect for the innocent victims of 9-11 and the attacks from The Religion of Peace.

We can’t allow this kind of apathy to devour America. We are in a fight for our lives. The very existence of the American way of life is at stake. We have the most liberal administration in American history sitting in the Oval Office and they are making every effort to give this nation away!

Read the full story that inspired me to write this post. Read the words of Ralph Peters, I think that you too will agree, we HAVE betrayed our dead. We have allowed their memory, and their deaths to be denigrated and dishonored.

We have not avenged their deaths. We have allowed the radical warriors of Islam to keep on doing what they do best, organize and strengthen, and plan their future terror attacks on our weakest targets. Attacks designed to kill and maim as many Americans as possible.

Our president, Barack Hussein Obama, apologizes to the world for America being whatever it is he feels we have become that is worth an apology from the leader of the free world.

Leader of the free world? Did I say that? Damn, I must be slipping. Obama isn’t a leader, he is an appeaser, a community organizer and a crook. His entire administration is filled with crooks, his very own Obama/Chicago mafia. Tax cheats, communists, Marxists, PETA moonbats, liars, thieves and all around despicable people.

And apathy is what allowed that to happen too! The lack of faith that nearly ALL Americans have where our government is concerned. Many have reached the point of not caring, they feel that no matter who is in charge, the outcome will be the same. And believe me when I say this, Bush put us in a tail spin, Obama is going to crash us into the ground, and then give what might be left to his Muslim brothers.

I am one totally pissed off Texan, I own guns and I vote. I AM, by definition, according to the director of the DHS, a Domestic Terrorist.

I, and others like me, scare the hell out of Obama and Company, and we also scare the hell out of the RINOs, the tree huggers, PETA and all of the other assorted moonbats that are steadily destroying America. We want our America back. We want our America safe, sound and STRONG. We want our freedoms left alone. We want the government to do what it’s intended to do. Our government does not need to be in the health care and car business, trying to dictate our every waking move, action and thought.

There is a storm on the horizon my friends, and it’s coming soon. 2010 is just the beginning. But before we get to 2012, I am afraid that we are about to see the most drastic governmental measures placed into play that the United States has ever suffered. The loons on the left are not going away quietly, and as long as Obama can issue executive orders, we are in an extremely dangerous position.

But there is, as always, a bright spot on the horizon. A FREE people will remain FREE, or DIE trying! If the U.S. military can’t totally and completely pacify Iraq and Afghanistan, how can they possibly force the will of Obama upon us?

Deo Vindice!

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31 Responses to Betraying our dead

  1. GM Roper says:

    Honoring our dead includes wanting vengeance on all of those responsible for the atrocity.

    And ATROCITY is exactly what 9/11 is and will forever be.

  2. johnhum says:

    I have no idea how many of our votes will be cancelled out by illegals voting, dead people voting, and other voting frauds, etc. So, we need to encourage as many people as we can (friends, f amily, neighbors, etc.) to be sure to register and vote in 2010 and 2012!

  3. HoosierArmyMom says:

    This is SO SPOT ON!!! Read it and read it again.

    “We are led by the most gutless bunch of posers in American history. Our nation was viciously attacked. Our citizens, INNOCENT citizens, were murdered at the hands of these Islamic attackers, and our government continues to play PC games? Our government continues to sit back and let the bastards draw breath? Simply incredible.”

    My 9/11 post was mostly asking questions. Questions that have beleaguered me over the months leading up to 9/11. How can any American who grew up in this country, saw the hell people were willing to endure to come here and become a part and enjoy freedom, sit back now and act like the USA is so evil that 9/11 was some sort of Karmic debt we were obligated to pay!

    2,996 Souls scream out for the rest of us to make their deaths on that day “mean something”. It should mean that America is willing to put it all on the line and bleed to see to it that it never, ever happens again. It is time for a “rebirth of freedom” regardless of what price must be paid.

    This is the most truthful, righteous rant and we all need to take it to heart and ask the question, “Are we willing to do what the founding fathers did… put our lives and fortunes on the line to restore this country to the honor and liberty we want future generations to have”??? Do we have the fortitude of the spine to make it happen???

    Great post TF. Thank you.

  4. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    As I wrote back on October of 2007:

    “When we first bought into Saudi Arabia, due to the discovery of oil in March of 1938, little did we know where it would take us. Saudi Arabia has a history of playing both halves against the middle and, truly, quite successfully so. Think of it: they have managed throughout the years to appease the West and various militantly-Islamist factions rather adroitly. Certainly there have been some rough spots in the road but, overall, they manage to still hold the World Trump Card: oil.

    I read this recently at NewsMax and thought: no shit, Sherlock. Tell me something I don’t already know. To wit:

    1. Saudi Arabia Is ‘World-Class Exporter’ of Terror
    The involvement of Saudi Arabian citizens in worldwide terror did not end with the 9/11 attacks — today thousands of Saudis are managing terrorist networks and orchestrating suicide bombings and jihadist attacks around the globe.

    Saudi Arabia has become, in short, a world-class exporter of Islamic violence, according to Youssef Ibrahim of the New York Sun, who cites these alarming developments:

    - As many as 30 Saudis enter Iraq each day with plans to become suicide bombers and kill Americans and Shiite Muslims.
    - More than 1,000 Saudis are now training at an al-Qaida camp in Syria, while others are training in camps in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.
    - Of the insurgents who fought the Lebanese army’s during the siege of the Nahr el-Bared refugee camp, which claimed more than 300 lives, more than 30 percent were Saudis.
    - At least 800 Saudis are currently being held in Iraq or Jordan, charged with terrorist acts or intentions.
    - Outside the Middle East, Saudi jihadists are also operating in Somalia, Malaysia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the Philippines.

    Fifteen of the 19 hijackers on Sept. 11, 2001, were Saudis.”

    So if we gut Saudi Arabia, how far are we willing to go to support that decision? Back to the Stone Age?

    And why no REAL energy independence? Because, after all, for example, the petroleum institute believes there is — just off Fornicalia’s coast — ENOUGH oil to bring Fornicalia completely OUT of debt and THEN some — the Religious Left REFUSE to allow drilling or nukes or any real VIABLE exploration or alternatives.

    Screwed by SA? Thank a Leftist.


  5. extex_cop says:

    Yep…this war is going to be a hard one to finish…and by finish I mean ‘WIN’. I see it going on forever as long as we try to remain PC. We need to get back to the old way of fighting a war. Forget about collateral damage and civilian casualties….face it folks….if you remain in a war zone you stand a good chance of get your ass blown off….so take off the gloves and get down to fighting. If you are stupid enoough to run across a shooting range…then you become a target too.

    I’m all for making Afghanistan a big glass factory and get all our troops home. As far as Iraq goes…that should have been taken care of long ago when Bush Sr. was in office. Since when does an invading army get to go back home and rebuild & regroup. We should have taken Saddam prisoner back then…then we would never had to go this time. I think if we had showed the world that the USA could not be messed with….then 9/11 would never have come about.

    I my opinion if things don’t change pretty soon…the US is going to find itself in another war…..but it will be another Civil War here on our own soil fighting to protect and keep what is ours.

  6. minuteman26 says:

    Ralph Peters is spot on. Wahhabi Islam should be banned in the USA. All Wahhabi mosques and schools should be closed. The clerics should be jailed or deported back to their countries of origin. All arab/muslim immigration should be stopped until the War on Terror is won and the players are sorted out. All muslims who are not citizens should be rounded up and deported immediately. The above would help the country be a safer place but won’t remotely happen due to PC. The War on Terror could be won tomorrow with six well placed nukes.(Gazza, S.Lebanon,Damascus,Jedda,Tehran and Kyber). Won’t hold my breath there either. Then we have Obama’s day of service; to quote Ricky Waters “For who; for what?” To win The War on Terror you have to cleanse this country of the Marxists in govt first.

  7. HoosierArmyMom says:

    Marxists = Traitors to the United States of America. A necktie party would be appropriate. JMHO.

  8. Silver Fox says:

    I never have understood the Bush’s love affair with the Saudis, that aside I did support the attack on Iraq—that madman Saddam Hussein had attempted to kill a former U.S. president in the people of Bush 1. And left alone would have eventually developed WMD. The big problem now is what to do in Afghanistan and to try and leave Iran out of the mix is absolute insanity—international borders should have no meaning in war and those areas providing aid or sanctuary to our enemies should be in the cross-hairs of of bombers(the big ones). As McArthur said in Korean when he was told he could only bomb the southern half of a bidge connecting North Korea to China, he rightly asked, “how do you bomb half a bridge”? We’ve been bombing half the bridge for too long and it has cost the life of many an American soldier—its a crime and those who allow this to continue are guilty of murder on a grand scale.

    As for the domestic policies of the “ONE” lord help us all if the masses don’t wakeup. Obama’s Utopian dream will destroy this country.

  9. TexasFred says:

    that madman Saddam Hussein had attempted to kill a former U.S. president in the people of Bush 1.

    You say that like it’s a bad thing…

    And left alone would have eventually developed WMD

    Well, if that’s a justification, you’d better invade MY part of Texas. Given a bit of time, I can too…

    When in the hell did we start prosecuting people for *WHAT IF’S*?

  10. HoosierArmyMom says:

    I think the biggest issue is the fact that our left wing administration has deliberately lowered the bar on our defenses and have destroyed our military’s ability to be effective with their pandering, Kum-bah-yah Rules of Engagement. I personally blame this administration and the America hating far left for the rise in American casualties. The death toll for our troops is rising because they can’t fight the enemy without giving them a hug first and reading them “their rights”. Keeping our borders open helps our enemies gather everything they need to attack us again.

    In the meantime, We the People are labled “RIght Wing Extremists” and “Domestic Terrorists”. What’s wrong with that picture????

  11. Silver Fox says:

    A new age has dawned Fred and we can no longer wait for another attack that may kill tens of thousands—just the way it is. When I spot a rattler in the woods, I kill him, knowing he is a danger to the next passer-by. But you do have a point. Different strokes for different folks.

    Forgot to mention on my first comment today your post is great. I don’t know if you are like me, but mine little short ones take time. The words don’t flow like they use too. Can’t believe I misspelled MacArthur on the first comment—trying to watch football games and comment at the same time.

    Finally if a head of state has anything to do with an assassination attempt on a sitting US president or a former one that cannot and should not be tolerated. That alone is not cause however for a full scale invasion. I’ve often thought that Lee Harvey had close ties to the Castro government and perhaps got his marching orders from them and that Johnson was aware of this, but was afraid to make it public. We differ on the Iraqi invasion-so be it. I also like baked possum stuffed with sweet potatoes after it been caged and fattened, how about you?

  12. TexasFred says:

    Well Silver Fox, is it OK if we charge YOU with RAPE??

    You may not have committed the crime, but I am guessing that you DO have the necessary equipment, right? And who knows, given the right amount of time… Well, you just never know…

    Under YOUR premise, we should have already wiped out North Korea, Pakistan, India and for damn sure, Tehran…

    Russia has WMDs… Big ones… Maybe we need to take them out too?? Just sayin’…

    OK, blow em to hell, for something they haven’t done…

    Now, if we have irrefutable PROOF that there is an imminent threat, an attack about to happen, a preemptive strike works for me, but to this very day, NO WMDs have been found, unless you count the 105mm shells loaded with depleted Sarin Gas. And a 105mm gun is NOT a threat to the USA, no matter what it’s loaded with. And yeah, there was that *yellow-cake uranium*… A possible WMD?? Sure… But that leads us right back to charging YOU with rape…

    As of last report, 4,258 American troops are dead, Iraq is still a wreck and the asswipe running it will be the next Saddam as soon as we walk out…

    Yeah, after considering all of that, you’re right, Iraq was exactly where we needed to go… Excellent choice…

  13. Silver Fox says:

    I gather you don’t like possum! As for yellow cake, I think Saddam got his fill! No ONE, likes to see American troops killed as they have been in many countries that never invaded the United States—the list is long. That said, many of the American deaths in Iraq can not at the hands of the Iraqi, but the blood is on the hands of those radical leaders setting safely in their palaces in Tehran—the crime is that Bush and others would not take the fight to them—troops would not have to be dispatched-just bombs, bombs and more bombs and American lives would have been saved not only in Iraq, but as we now see in Afghanistan—how long, how long will those international borders stop us from taking action against those who kill our brave young men. Next time Fred, one of these improved IED’s is found with made in Iran stamped on it, tell me, tell me then to back off on the Iranian question. How many Americans must die in Afghanistan for Americans to see the truth. The great satans in that part of the world are as you said the Saudis, but one must include the Iranians.

    The crime in Iraq was in not taking the war to the Iranians—Bush and Obama have and are playing at war and war is not a game for political leaders to play, they must do all in their power to end it quickly and decisively in order to keep casualities down. Sergeant Alvin York, was asked by his commanding officer why he killed so many Germans in a trench battle in WWI and his reply was simple and to the point, “I killed them because they were killing our guys”. The Iranians are killing our guys and the hammer needs to fall on those bastards.

  14. TexasFred says:

    Next time Fred, one of these improved IEDs is found with made in Iran stamped on it, tell me, tell me then to back off on the Iranian question.

    I never said one word about IEDs, from Iran or otherwise, I was talking WMDs, I thought that was the topic, silly me…

    I agree, Iran should be blasted, they ARE killing our guys, but Iraq was NOT, at least not until we went there on orders from Bush 43, and they had NO WMDs of ANY consequence, that is a proven fact…

    Make up your mind, do you want to talk about the impact of WMDs or IEDs?? I KNOW where the IEDs are coming from, and with the son of a bitch we have in DC now, they could set one off under the Presidential Limo and Obooboo wouldn’t go after Iran…

    I have had a SERIOUS hard-on for Iran for MANY years now, but don’t come here telling me that Iraq was a justifiable action, Bush 43 took us to Iraq to vindicate his Daddy, because of the prior threat made by Saddam, and that threat was made several years prior… Damn right, that’s ALL the justification we need to send in the troops, lose over 4,200 of them dead and countless others messed up for life, and still not have a goddamn thing to show for it…

  15. Silver Fox says:

    You are right in that we have little to show for Iraq—I give you that-it was handled badly. As for WMD’s—I have some but little concern about those in India, those in Pakistan do concern me however in that they could fall into the wrong hands. As for those in Russia—we can do little about them. Saddam was a threat, not directly to the US, but to his neighbors—my position on that will NOT change and many agree with me as many agree with you. I do however prefer my company on this one. You stand by your position as I do and we both agree that the loss of one U.S. soldier is one too many.

    As for the Rape charge—yep I have the equipment but unfortunately my equipment has many miles on it and not very useful anymore—sometimes however the thought does occur, but the deed never follows. Sorry if I misunderstood about the IED’s wasn’t trying to trap you. I try to keep a sharp mind, but the years, yes the years are taking a hold—-old facts are still easy to recall, but the new ones-well they often pass me by.

  16. TexasFred says:

    Ron, you are a scholar and a gentleman, I have to say that!

    But I have one other little to say and then I can let this go, IF Bush 41 had ANY balls to call his own, Saddam would have been D.E.A.D. dead in 1991, but NO, we can’t DO that now can we?? We might offend someone and make the USA look bad…

    THAT is why I totally DETEST all of these PC asshats that we have to deal with today.

    If Bush 43 had ANY balls to call his own, 3 teams could have hit Baghdad in 2002, and Saddam, and both of his evil sons would have disappeared in a PINK haze, and Iraq would have been no worse for wear and no less of a cluster f*ck than it is right now.

    Bush 41, and his all around bullshit gave us 8 years of Bill Clinton…

    The ineptness of Clinton gave us 9-11… I know Bush 43 was POTUS, but the U.S. military and Intel services had been decimated by Clinton in his budget cuts, this nation had NO balls of it’s own when Clinton was done. Bush inherited a defenseless wreck truth be told, THAT was the Clinton legacy.

    Bush 43 suffered the attacks of 9-11 and for a brief period in time, did the best he could with what he had to work with, not against the Saudis, as most of us KNOW should have been, but he did all he could given his limited intelligence, and I don’t mean Intel.

    He had an deep-seated hatred for Saddam because he felt that Saddam had embarrassed *Daddy* and threatened him, thus he took us to Iraq and led us to this sad situation we’re in now, and by his actions, and lack of some stunning successes, gave the Dems the Senate, the Congress and ultimately, the White House… And the White House will give the libbers the SCOTUS if they possibly can before this is over…

    The sad situation we’re in has been a TEAM effort, Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43 and now Obooboo… Not a Conservative to be found in that group, hell, not even a REAL Republican to be honest with you… Dem-Libbers and RINO father and son.. And none of em could find their own asses with both hands and a GPS unit…

  17. TexasFred says:

    Saddam was a threat, not directly to the US, but to his neighbors

    And as such, he was his neighbors problem…

    Saddam HATED Iran, did you know that?? He held Iran in check, and until Saddam got stupid and went to Kuwait, leaving us no choice but to step in, Saddam had been an ally.

    I also believe that Saddam would have been a valuable asset if developed correctly, never a trusted asset, but a VALUABLE one… Saddam was an evil bastard, I have no doubt about that, but once in a while, situations dictate that people like him be utilized to their fullest…

    Bush 41 or 43 didn’t have the ability to work Saddam properly…

  18. Silver Fox says:

    Yes Fred, I knew Saddam hated Iran, I believe they had quite a war for a few years when Saddam decided he wanted some disputed oil fields inside present day Iran—I haven’t been living on another planet. This issue of WMD’s was replayed day after day after day by Chris Matthews—ok, Saddam didn’t have WMD’s I never said he did. But like many Americans I thought he did—-he said as much, and probably more than anything else that got him into worlds of trouble. If a man tells me he has a gun I must believe him—if not, that makes me the fool. That said, that issue is history and should be left to historians. I’m concerned about the real threat now and those who pose it.

    As for the late Saddam Hussein, I for one would have never crawled into bed with him, as past administrations did. I suppose he could have been an asset, but not after the Gulf War and certainly not with Bush, but maybe with Obama—he seems to have an affinity with that type.

  19. TexasFred says:

    Ron, you don’t have to be friends WITH the asset, you just make him THINK you’re his friend, and you inflate his ego until he’s falling all over himself to help YOU…

    Sorry, I know you were a teacher and didn’t have a military or Intel background, there’s a lot I could say about the Intel field but maybe it’s best left unsaid… The bastard is dead, and that IS a good thing…

  20. Silver Fox says:

    I only had a limited military background aboard the USS Yorktown chasing Russian subs up and down the west coast as I sat safely below deck helping the dental officer pull teeth. However, I have read some and know about Intel methods and using people from the other side to gain advantage—its a worthwhile effort (the old enemy of my enemy thing). You sound as you were closely connected—thats good and your silence is understood.

    On a personal note Fred, I enjoy these exchanges and they help sharpen the wit of an old man and I find things that are long forgotten and I thank you for bringing them to the surface again. Before I came to your site I never got into these back and forths for I figured them to be a waste of time, but I was wrong—they do have a purpose that I had forgotten—a purpose worth remembering and reviving.

  21. HoosierArmyMom says:

    Your discussion here has made for an interesting read. It has been a long, long time since I actually didn’t feel a sense of dread during Presidential elections. I agree with all your points TF. Personally, I think Michelle Bachmann has more kahunas than most of the men in Congress. (sorry guys, I may have just used the term “men” rather loosely!)

  22. capitalisa says:

    I hope you don’t think this is too long, Fred. This is what my daughter sent me today:

    September 12th, 2009 -
    It’s been eight long years since our country was attacked. I was 13 when it happened. I remember what I was doing when I found out, how I reacted, the video footage, and the deep sadness I couldn’t shake. I watched President Bush give addresses to the nation, and I watched the news every day and night for months, waiting for justice.

    I’m still waiting. Instead of a war with a clear objective, I was given an international policing campaign. Instead of Operation Infinite Justice, I was given Operation Enduring Freedom, suggesting that somehow freedom is a hardship. I was later given Operation Iraqi Freedom, suggesting that we were trying to liberate a nation, instead of making evil people pay for what they had done.

    It was so painful for me as a child to see that adults would not do what was right, what was just. I couldn’t understand why it was so hard for them to stand up for their values and morals. I read Atlas Shrugged when I was 14, and while I felt better knowing it wasn’t just me, I still could not understand our leaders. “You need to have more realistic expectations”, people would say to me.

    I’m now 21, and I can say that ‘growing up’ has not changed my morality. I still don’t understand why it’s hard for our leaders to be decent and civil people. Since the economic crisis started last year, Americans have given me a great gift. They showed me they also think something is wrong with our leaders, through blogs, demonstrations, and town halls. I was never the only one who thought so.

    I cried yesterday, thinking back on the years. I cried the entire time I wrote this. I’ve cried so many tears for the victims, their families, our soldiers, and their families, that I should think I’ll run out someday. This anniversary was the least marked so far, and I’ll tell you that made me cry too, but I know it has not been forgotten. America remembers. I believe, because I have faith in the American spirit, that one day we will make it right.

  23. TexasFred says:

    HAM, we have a few folks in Congress and Senate that have the guts, but there needs to be a lot more… I am hoping that today was the warning rattle, because the next thing that needs to happen is a real live strike, and I don’t mean a UNION strike…

    And I still worry about Obooboo and his power to issue executive orders…

  24. TexasFred says:

    Capitalisa. you’ll never hear me gripe about a LONG comment, as long as it’s a comment that makes sense, and that one is a HOME RUN!

  25. Silver Fox says:

    Executive orders from Obuggeroboo are coming and something to be concerned about—-but there is a backstop for such wild pitches—-the angry American People!

  26. HoosierArmyMom says:

    I heard someone comment on the fact that is the government in France (I know, pretty pathetic I have to cite them in the example!) does something the people there don’t want, Everyone does strike and essentially shuts the country down. Imagine if Americans did that right now. It shouldn’t be hard since most of the people who actually work tend to be more Conservative! But I suspect that is NOT the strike you are referring too.

    My own Congressman, Mike Pence is awesome. But I see so many others that act like shilling girls. It makes me wonder how we will ever find good folks to run since they have made it impossible to run unless you are rich. Thank you RINO McCain and Libtard Feingold.

    Obooboo (I like that one!) has already shown he’s not timid about executive orders. He really is dangerous.

  27. Silver Fox says:

    Unfortunately most presidents like executive orders—conservative as well as liberals. Many on our side overlook those orders cominig from those we agree with and condemn those on the opposing side. I for one, don’t think these orders fall under their constitutional rights, but the federal courts including the Supreme Court disagree so we are stuck with them. It takes years for the courts to rule on individual executive orders and by that time it too late—such is the state of things in our republic. The dangers are always there and the guard must always be up and only a massive outcry from the public can sway this power grab by the executive branch. Sadly the peoples House—the House of Repsentatives is suppose to guard against such trangressions, but at this point in time that is a joke. The forces in control there have no intention of inforcing constitutional principals.

  28. minuteman26 says:

    Ref: comment 17,18. You first heard the words “new world order” out of the mouth of Bush 41. All POTUS since have been UN ass kissing weasles. They’re all in this together. The culture and power base in DC has to be completely changed. Don’t think any of these guys really believe in the Constitution.

  29. cary - Botan Ichihara says:

    The saddest part about Project 2,996 is not that ONLY 1,080 tributes were assigned, it’s that the actual number of bloggers involved was SO. DAMNED. SMALL.

    I covered more than one. Many of the bloggers involved covered more than one.

    I put the info out there, but let’s face it, I don’t have the readership other bloggers do. But still, if each of my readers had taken one or more victims to do a tribute, and they got each of their readers to do a tribute, it wouldn’t have taken much to have them all covered.

    I love the community that the blogs bring about, I like a majority of the people who visit my blog, and I enjoy debating those who wish to debate - but this is one subject that is not up for debate. We either MEAN IT when we say NEVER FORGET or we piss on 2,996 graves.

    It’s ya’ll’s choice. I don’t want to read another post like this next year, and I don’t want to have to cover more than the four I did this year.


  30. LarryJackson says:

    Well, I have to say I didn’t do a post about a specific 9/11 victim, but I did do a post about 9/11. I tried to contact the blog that was giving out the names, but the contact was not returned. I am sure the reason was the fact that they were completely swamped with requests, so no big deal on that part. One thing for sure, that day and the innocent men, women, and children who lost their lives are all something we should never forget.

    As for Iraq, I believe also that it was a mistake to go into that country. I am afraid George W. Bush felt he had to finish what Bush Sr. started back in 1991. Once our troops were in Iraq, it was a disaster of mismanagement. One Donald Rumsfield had his hands all over the process and would not listen to the boots on the ground. That is one reason the war has went so badly.

    It is sad to see the direction our country is heading. At every turn, we see the increase of government spending and government control. I wonder where it will all stop?

  31. TexasFred says:

    Larry, there were a lot of folks that didn’t hear back from 2996 Group… I didn’t get anything back until 3 days before the event…

    Some folks didn’t even put up a thing, 2996 or not, and that was pretty sad… 2 folks that I know had really great excuses, I covered for one and would have for the other had I known…

    The rest of the so-called Conservative blogosphere fell on their asses on it though… If you put one up, KUDOS Sir, even if it was just your own remembrance…