It's that time of year again, September 11th.
Time for the politicians to pretend we are all united as one to defend our great country.
Time to set aside petty political differences and, for one day, there is no partisan divide.
It's a day to run out and get a picture snapped with a service member. Since this is the year of the woman in politics and we have a war on women, the ideal would be to make sure there is at least one member of the fairer sex in there. This way we can show that not only are we patriotic but we also care about the plight of women.
The President of the United States is currently at a ceremony at the Pentagon, must have gotten directions to it from Google maps.
The Vice President is at Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Oh right, Pennsylvania is a battleground state this year.
I know this all sounds cynical and insensitive to the memory of those who died. It is neither, it is disgust.
In the years since the horrific events of 9/11 we have seen an evolution in this country in which we have gone from wanting to punish the attackers and prevent another attack to using the attacks as political fodder and apologizing for us ourselves being the cause of any ill will towards the United States.
There is a segment of the country who look on the events of 9/11 with derision and as a tool to bludgeon George Bush and America itself with.
Bush did an admirable job this day. He remained calm and strong, thus assuring a reeling populace.
There are those though that have attacked him mercilessly for it. He did not do enough at the same time that he was doing too much. He did not protect us from the attacks at the same time that he himself bombed the buildings.
We have a new President who, upon taking office, set upon a whirlwind tour of Middle Eastern countries apologizing for American policy since 9/11 and basically everything we did before this day. Since his apology tour he has spent his time either polishing the ass of every despot in the Islamic world or at the very least ignoring their threat o us.
We have a Justice Department and Homeland Security department that are working overtime to protect us from the terrorism of middle aged white conservatives while preaching patience and caution before we label an attack by an Islamist as terrorism.
We have had a deranged individual labeled as a right wing terrorist (grossly inaccurately) for a shooting in Arizona by the same government officials who took months to decide that an attack on a US military base by a Muslim man who had a known association with an Islamic terrorist may have been an act of terror.
The same media who attacked George Bush for remaining calm and not running screaming from a classroom of children dismissed the actions of the current President for holding a press conference immediately after the Fort Hood shooting and did not mention it until after a 3 minute shout out to members of the Tribal Nations Conference he had attended earlier in the day.
We have let political correctness run amok to the point of being a threat to the very national security of the United States.
I remember the horror of 9/11 and honor those who died as I have no doubt that most do. I have not forgotten the attack by Islamist terrorist and the danger they still pose to us.
I am disgusted though how this day of tragedy has been twisted and used by some from within the US itself as a weapon against us.
At the beginning I said the following "It's that time of year again, September 11th. ". While this may have offended some, I do not apologize. This day has great significance to me but, quite frankly, it is not the only day I remember.