Thursday, September 11, 2008

Olbermann on 9/11

I know that someone is going to rip me a new one for posting this on 9/11 (TM), but I'm gonna do it anyway.

Let's be clear: I believe 9/11 (TM) was a horrible day in our country's history. A lot of talented, innocent people died at the hands of some madmen. Our country has never been the same and it probably never will be.

And, I completely agree with Keith Olbermann. The GOP has turned 9/11 (TM) into its own personal campaign issue with their fear-mongering. And it's disgusting. They should be ashamed, but they're not. In fact, they think it's okay. They think it's okay to question the patriotism of anyone who dares to question them. They think it's okay to hijack personal freedoms in the name of national security, but fail to show any proof that this works other than to say "we haven't been attacked again" hoping that will shut questioners up. They think it's okay to lie to the American people in order to start a war that has nothing to do with 9/11 (TM). They think it's okay to make fun of people who serve their country in any way other than by joining the military and going to war.

You can read the transcript of Keith Olbermann here.

This election is about fear vs. hope. I hope everyone makes their choice after a great deal of sober consideration.


  1. I could not agree more my friend, I could not agree more.

  2. I really think the events of 9/11 are not being used to the same level they were in 2004's presidential campaign. On my Word Face-Off blog, I compared the Google-popularity of "9/11," "Flight 93," etc. and there is a marked difference between 2004 and 2008.

  3. Francis,

    Thanks for your comment and visiting LMS. I hope you'll be back.

    That's interesting, but did you see Rudy's speech at the RNC? Did you see that 9/11 video shown at the RNC? The video the RNC encouraged the networks to show? That video was beyond the pale. It contained scenes most media outlets have agreed not to show because of their explicitness and mental health professionals agreed. And just yesterday (on 9/11), Sarah Palin herself linked 9/11 to the war in Iraq saying "defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans." (

    The American people may not be searching for 9/11 and other 9/11 related terms on the internet in as much as they used to, but that does not mean that this campaign being run by the GOP is not about fear. As long as they can keep people afraid and convinced that they and they alone can/will keep America safe, they will win.

    Maybe the fact that folks aren't searching for 9/11 and related terms as much means that we aren't afraid and we're waking up from the slumber we were in in 2004. I hope so.



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