We’ve dishonored our dead and whitewashed our enemies. A distinctly unholy alliance between fanatical Islamists abroad and a politically correct “elite” in the US has reduced 9/11 to the status of a non-event, a day for politicians to preen about how little they’ve done.
We’ve forgotten the shock and the patriotic fury Americans felt on that bright September morning eight years ago. We’ve forgotten our identification with fellow citizens leaping from doomed skyscrapers. We’ve forgotten the courage of airline passengers who would not surrender to terror.
We’ve forgotten the men and women who burned to death or suffocated in the Pentagon. We’ve forgotten our promises, our vows, our commitments.
We’ve forgotten what we owe our dead and what we owe our children. We’ve even forgotten who attacked us.
We have betrayed the memory of our dead. In doing so, we betrayed ourselves and our country. Our troops continue to fight — when they’re allowed to do so — but our politicians have surrendered.
Are we willing to let the terrorists win?
Ralph Peters looks at how we have wiped 911 from our memories. We have posters, plaques, pictures and bumperstickers recalling 911 but our attitudes are back to Sep 10.
We now apologize for our actions since 911 and the government is actually planning to investigate and prosecute those who worked on the sharp end of preventing another attack.