Remembering 9/11

by Dave Schuler on September 11, 2005

There are many 9/11 reflections being posted today.

Blog-father Joe Katzman has re-posted and updated his third year anniversary post.

There’s an extensive round-up of links and resources at Cox & Forkum.

Jack Grant of Random Fate is filled with questions.

Ann Althouse looks at her old newspapers and magazines.

There are also a few reflections from the Left Blogosphere.

Juan Cole:

In four years, Roosevelt and allies defeated Nazi Germany and imperial Japan. In four years, Bush hasn’t managed even to corner Bin Laden and a few hundred scruffy terrorists; or to extract himself from the deserts of Iraq; or to put the government’s finances in good order so that it can deal with crises like Katrina.

Four years. I think about the victims of 9/11, and now 7/7. We have let you down.

Oliver Willis:

Four years later, we are no safer, our murdered remain unavenged, and our reputation and ability to lead remains devastated. The spinmeisters and propagandists will try to say otherwise, but those are the facts.

I may post more as I find them.

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Marvin September 12, 2005 at 5:58 am

Yes, the world’s most celebrated gay couple–Oliver Willis and Juan Cole. Imagine if gay men could procreate. Oh, the horror, the horror . . .

Seriously, the bigoted Juan Cole left out 3/11, as if Spaniards are not people too. Shame.

Every month or so I look up websites dedicated to remembering the victims of 9/11. It’s a bracing habit that clears my head and steadies my nerve. Some things have to be faced, some threats have to be acknowledged regularly. Forgetting this particular danger can get a lot of people killed.

Using this event and the threat it represents to score political points against Bush, while denying its importance otherwise, is the hallmark of leftists around the world. To them, Bush is a much greater threat than any threat of a well armed jihadi army of fascist supremacists.

To those fools, a muslim terrorist is a friend, because he shares the same enemy with them. They hope for the success of the terrorist, not so much for the lives lost or blood spilled, but for the opportunity to further downgrade the political strength of their enemy. Every day that goes by, more people in the west start to recognize them for what they are. Now they control the media and the university, along with popular entertainment and culture. Time is not on their side. A particular unfortunate convergence may occur, when at the same time the leftist enablers are expressing their solidarity with the muslim terrorist, other muslim terrorists are committing an especially horrendous crime against the innocent.

Leftists seem to imagine a backlash in every gesture or expression. If they get caught without their makeup on, at the wrong time, they won’t have to use their imaginations. Not even a little.

triticale September 14, 2005 at 1:22 am

Ah yes, Oliver Willis’s favorite dead horse. “We’re no safer.” I’ve actually seen him go so far as to question the intelligence of those who claim to feel safer. I can assure Mister “Like a fictional mineral” that I do indeed believe myself to be safer than I was four years ago. Not only am I driving a much safer automobile than my beater of four years ago and enjoying the company of a very protective canine when walking thru my marginal neighborhood at night, but the enemies of civilization have been lured into getting themselves killed somewhere other than my homeland.

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