WaPo’s E.J. Dionne Jr: ‘Time to leave 9/11 behind’

9/11 Amateur Footage Collection

The Jawa Report

In one respect, the terrorists won a major victory on 9/11. Not only did they kill over 3000 innocent people on that day, they continue to inflict pain upon all decent humans even 10 years later.

This is very difficult to watch. Try if you can, Don’t if you can’t. But always remember.

Also at The Jawa Report, Ground Zero after attack is seen from space in a newly-released image.

Watch this video by gmontess on YouTube.

Remembering 9/11
Paul Amin
Varney & Co. Associate Producer
Fox Business

I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since 9/11.

Some days it feels like 100 years ago.

But other times I remember it like it was yesterday.

I was a young production assistant at a different cable news network; and when we heard about the first plane hitting the tower, we assumed it was a small plane and a horrible accident. But we immediately sent a reporter, and I tagged along. By the time we were ready to leave, the second tower had been hit too. This was no accident.

We immediately ran to the subway (the fastest way to get around NYC during rush hour) and hopped on the first train headed downtown. Just before West 4th Street the train stopped. I then spent the most terrifying 15 minutes of my life trapped on a crowded subway car with hundreds of equally frightened people. The rumors were flying – “They hit the White House,” “Staten Island is under attack” and the fear that maybe we would be stuck in this tunnel for hours.

After what seemed like forever the train pulled into the next station and the conductor announced it would go no further, so we got out and walked. As we neared what is now known as Ground Zero the first tower collapsed. A huge cloud of dust moved up the street with people running and screaming. I ducked into a store to avoid the dust cloud…

The article continues at FoxBusiness.com

At Jihad Watch, Allen West: “Ever since Muhammad left Mecca and took his Hijrah to Medina there was a violent turn to this faith that is called Islam. And we must confront that and we must understand that”

Tarek Fatah: “PM Harper is Right About Islamofascism” a video at New Zeal:

Canadian Muslim activist Tarek Fatah lashes Islamofascism.

Mr Fatah is a long time leftist, but he should be commended for his honesty and courage here.

John Bolton defends America the way it should be defended

Well, of course, many in the international community are flatly wrong and I’m not going to have our policies dictated by the misinformation and misimpressions of other people.

Time to leave 9/11 behind

E. J. Dionne, Jr.
The Washington Post

After we honor the 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, we need to leave the day behind. As a nation we have looked back for too long. We learned lessons from the attacks, but so many of them were wrong. The last decade was a detour that left our nation weaker, more divided and less certain of itself.

Reflections on the meaning of the horror and the years that followed are inevitably inflected by our own political or philosophical leanings. It’s a critique that no doubt applies to my thoughts as well. We see what we choose to see and use the event as we want to use it.

This does nothing to honor those who died and those who sacrificed to prevent even more suffering. In the future, the anniversary will best be reserved as a simple day of remembrance in which all of us humbly offer our respect for the anguish and the heroism of those individuals and their families.

But if we continue to place 9/11 at the center of our national consciousness, we will keep making the same mistakes. Our nation’s future depended on far more than the outcome of a vaguely defined “war on terrorism,” and it still does. Al-Qaeda is a dangerous enemy. But our country and the world were never threatened by the caliphate of its mad fantasies…

The article continues at The Washington Post.

H/T Daniel9vs2 at Blazing Cat Fur.

Richard Trumka, classy as ever, in his 9/11 “tribute” essay:

…In state after state this year—with the heroism of 9/11 less than a decade behind us—politicians targeted the paychecks, benefits and basic rights of these workers in a rabid campaign to shift government support to tax breaks for the wealthy and already profitable corporations.

Wealthy CEOs, anti-government extremist front groups and frothing talk show hosts—from the Rush Limbaughs and Glenn Becks to the Koch brothers, Karl Rove’s American Crossroads group, Americans for Prosperity, the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and the American Legislative Exchange Council—also pushed open the door to hate.

Make no mistake—setting workers against workers is a highly profitable endeavor…


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