Schuster (in firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
| You forget those that died on 11 September 2001.
| The current war is waged against those that took lives.
I doubt that anyone has forgotten the victims of 9-11. You dishonor
yourself alone with your accusation.
Veterans' Day was set apart from all other days to honor those who
have chosen to stand in harm's way, that their families, communities,
and country would be less threatened.
Of those who died on 9-11, only the military personnel in the
Pentagon, those passengers aboard United Airlines flight 93, and the
police, fire, and volunteer rescuers at the World Trade Center made
that choice - and I (we) honor them all for the courage to choose as
The rest were innocent victims of terrorists' attacks. Only an idiot
could fail to recognize the difference between happening to be at the
wrong place at the wrong time and making a conscious choice to be part
of a living shield.
Those directly responsible for taking lives on 9-11 also took their
own. They're dead. At least some of their leaders are still alive and
kicking /somewhere/ - but not, it would seem, where the current war is
That war, by the way, appears to be being waged against the friends of
those who took lives; but not against those who actually took (or
planned the taking of) lives.
I'm beginning to doubt that the 9-12 promise to bring those leaders to
justice will be kept. I guess it's time to restore my old sig. Thanks
for the reminder.
Read my lips: The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.