Thursday, September 11, 2008

9/11 Reminder

Clearly the primary remembrance today needs to be about the thousands of people who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 as a result of the terrorists attacks on our country. And immediately after that, supportive thoughts go out to the families left behind when their loved ones were killed on that day.

However, another thing to remember on this solemn anniversary is this...

On Sept. 11, 2001 the Presidency, both houses of Congress, the Department of Defense, National Security Agency, the city of New York and the state of New York were all run and controlled by Republicans.

They all failed us despite warnings. We paid the price for their "leadership" at that time and since.

So, that's something to remember in this election year when we decide the type of people we want leading our nation in today's dangerous world.


Neo said...

am I hearing this right? you would rather see a war lost and turn to see how to 'understand' terrorists?

Marc said...

Neo, thanks for your comment.

No, my thought is that in this year of election, the Republican party has zero credibility when it comes to a) being a protector of the U.S., and b) exercising sound judgement in what the right strategy to win a conflict with terrorists and executing that strategy.

They ran the entire Federal government...and we were attacked. And, while in possession of that same breadth of power led us into a war that - even if you accept their premise (hard for me) as true - has been conducted extremely poorly.

That's bad leadership and bad judgement we are better off not continuing.