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Old 08-10-2007, 04:49 PM  
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America needs another 9/11

Stu Bykofsky | To save America, we need another 9/11

ONE MONTH from The Anniversary, I'm thinking another 9/11 would help America.

What kind of a sick bastard would write such a thing?

A bastard so sick of how splintered we are politically - thanks mainly to our ineptitude in Iraq - that we have forgotten who the enemy is.

It is not Bush and it is not Hillary and it is not Daily Kos or Bill O'Reilly or Giuliani or Barack. It is global terrorists who use Islam to justify their hideous sins, including blowing up women and children.

Iraq has fractured the U.S. into jigsaw pieces of competing interests that encourage our enemies. We are deeply divided and division is weakness.

Most Americans today believe Iraq was a mistake. Why?

Not because Americans are "anti-war."

Americans have turned their backs because the war has dragged on too long and we don't have the patience for a long slog. We've been in Iraq for four years, but to some it seems like a century. In contrast, Britain just pulled its soldiers out of Northern Ireland where they had been, often being shot at, almost 40 years.

That's not the American way.

In Iraq, we don't believe our military is being beaten on the battleground. It's more that there is no formal "battleground." There is the drip of daily casualties and victory is not around the corner. Americans are impatient. We like fast food and fast war.

Americans loved the 1991 Gulf War. It raged for just 100 hours when George H.W. Bush ended it with a declaration of victory. He sent a half-million troops into harm's way and we suffered fewer than 300 deaths.

America likes wars shorter than the World Series.

Bush I did everything right, Bush II did everything wrong - but he did it with the backing of Congress.

Because the war has been a botch so far, Democrats and Republicans are attacking one another, when they aren't attacking themselves. The dialog of discord echoes across America.

Turn back to 9/11.

Remember the community of outrage and national resolve? America had not been so united since the first Day of Infamy - 12/7/41.

We knew who the enemy was then.

We knew who the enemy was shortly after 9/11.

Because we have mislaid 9/11, we have endless sideshow squabbles about whether the surge is working, if we are "safer" now, whether the FBI should listen in on foreign phone calls, whether cops should detain odd-acting "flying imams," whether those plotting alleged attacks on Fort Dix or Kennedy airport are serious threats or amateur bumblers. We bicker over the trees while the forest is ablaze.

America's fabric is pulling apart like a cheap sweater.

What would sew us back together?

Another 9/11 attack.

The Golden Gate Bridge. Mount Rushmore. Chicago's Wrigley Field. The Philadelphia subway system. The U.S. is a target-rich environment for al Qaeda.

Is there any doubt they are planning to hit us again?

If it is to be, then let it be. It will take another attack on the homeland to quell the chattering of chipmunks and to restore America's righteous rage and singular purpose to prevail.

The unity brought by such an attack sadly won't last forever.

The first 9/11 proved that. *

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Old 08-10-2007, 04:53 PM   #2
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:58 PM   #3
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Old 08-10-2007, 05:06 PM   #4
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:30 PM   #5
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here is FOX news' defense...

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Old 08-10-2007, 08:34 PM   #6
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:35 PM   #7
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One sick bastard writing the column is one thing, but the Fox news panel discussing it as if it's some kind of "edgy, enlightened" thought was much more disgusting.
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:48 PM   #10
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Americans have turned their backs because the war has dragged on too long and we don't have the patience for a long slog. We've been in Iraq for four years, but to some it seems like a century. In contrast, Britain just pulled its soldiers out of Northern Ireland where they had been, often being shot at, almost 40 years.
I get pretty tired of this line. We are too big of a wussy country to support a tough war anymore. BS. We have always sacrificed for wars where we clearly had a pivotal interest. These wars of choice, not so much. Most Americans still support our ops in Afghanistan, and we've been there even longer than Iraq.
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:48 PM   #11
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another Uniter (unfortunately) the attention span of a gnat minded America has already forgot after 6 years.

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Old 08-10-2007, 08:51 PM   #13
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I get pretty tired of this line. We are too big of a wussy country to support a tough war anymore. BS. We have always sacrificed for wars where we clearly had a pivotal interest. These wars of choice, not so much. Most Americans still support our ops in Afghanistan, and we've been there even longer than Iraq.
I agree for the most part. Americans don't fear war, we just want to win and we don't like it when the pols try and get in the way.
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I agree for the most part. Americans don't fear war, we just want to win and we don't like it when the pols try and get in the way.
We agree? Are you sure?
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Old 08-10-2007, 09:05 PM   #15
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