Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Our Poor Response to Sept 11

Out of respect for those that lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 I thought I would wait to do a post until after the anniversary as this is mostly a political comment. The more I think about what happened and how we have responded, the more disgusted I get. I can accept that we had a group of muslim fundamentalists attack us, and I can accept their stated reasons. What I find ridiculous is our response over the last 10 years.

What should have happened:
  • We should have sent troops to Afghanistan, kicked the crap out of them, killed every leader of Al-Qaeda possible and brought everyone home within a year or two. 
  • Take care of the soldiers who were wounded, and the families of those who were killed. 
  • Assisted those who worked to rescue survivors and those that worked to clean up the twin towers in New York. 
  • Rebuild the original buildings at the World Trade Center location - maybe even taller and add a middle finger on top (Well maybe that's going a little too far). 
  • Require Muslims to be fully documented and cleared before entering this country until the fundamentalist movement has gone away. - If they are here and citizens, that's fine, but don't let anyone in, who is remotely connected to the fundamentalist ideology, for any reason.
  • Secure our borders! Verify that a person entering this country qualifies for Sainthood so we can stop harassing our own citizens.

What Happened:
  • We have fought two endless conflicts and now entered a third, mostly with one hand tied behind our back. 
  • As always seems to always happen, we have wounded soldiers and their families stuck in the bureaucracy and not always getting the help needed.
  • Ignored those that are suffering long term disabilities because of their work at the WTC.
  • Made a joke out of the whole WTC rebuilding process with politics and political correctness ruling the day.
  • Apologized for and accepted muslim fundamentalism as just another peaceful religion while sharia and talk of a caliphate are all around us.
  • Given up our Liberty for the sake of false security via the Patriot Act and the TSA.
  • Ignored our borders, and when manpower is applied, once again their hands are tied behind their backs.
  • Oh yeah, and just to show how screwed up we really are, the conspiracy theorists have run wild.
I guess my view of what should have occurred can be boiled down to this.
You pulled a knife on me, and cut me, so I shot you in self defense. I then patched up my wound and carried on.

In the end, remember the innocent victims of 9/11.

1 comment:

  1. Our fearless leaders are neither fearless or leaders.