Nothing would please me more than to avoid drawing politics into this day. However, that cannot happen, especially when we face an important presidential election which will decide if we stay on the offense against Muslim terrorists, or, if we return to a 9/10 mindset.
That where the candidacy of Barack Hussein Obama comes into question. Just look at how he and his friends reacted to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Let's begin with the person whom he referred to as his confidant, friend and mentor, the (racist) Reverend Jeremiah Wright on September 16, 2001 (the Sunday after 9/11).
"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye. We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost."
That wasn't all. This was in the magazine for Obama's church in 2003, written again by the Racist Reverend.
In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01. White America and the Western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just “disappeared” as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring Black concerns.
Regardless of what Obama says today ("I never heard him say those things played in loops on the Cable channels") this pathetic, hateful, creep was the man he called pastor for 20 years, married him and baptized his children until he was thrown under Obama's bus for political expediency.
Bill Ayers, the unrepentant Weather Underground bomber who was quoted in the New York Times 9/11/01 edition saying, "'I don't regret setting bombs. I feel we didn't do enough,'' had this to say three years after 9/11. Keep in mind that Obama's political career began in Ayer's Chicago home.
"Was that an act of pure terror? It absolutely was. And there are many other
acts of terror carried out by our government, even recently, that, that are comparable (to 9/11).
But don't just listen to his pastor or Bill Ayers, this is what Obama himself wrote right after 9/11 (from WorldNetDaily).
"Even as I hope for some measure of peace and comfort to the bereaved families, I must also hope that we, as a nation, draw some measure of wisdom from this tragedy," Obama wrote in a piece about 9-11 published on Sept. 19, 2001, in Chicago's Hyde Park Herald.
The senator continued: "Certain immediate lessons are clear, and we must act upon those lessons decisively. We need to step up security at our airports. We must re-examine the effectiveness of our intelligence networks and we must be resolute in identifying the perpetrators of these heinous acts and dismantling their organizations of destruction," wrote Obama.
"We must also engage, however, in the more difficult task of understanding the sources of such madness. The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of empathy on the part of the attackers: an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity or suffering of others. Such a failure of empathy, such numbness to the pain of a child or the desperation of a parent is not innate; nor, history tells us, is it unique to a particular culture, religion or ethnicity. It may find expression in a particular brand of violence, it may be channeled by particular demagogues or fanatics.
"Most often, though, it grows out a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair.
"We will have to make sure, despite our rage, that any U.S. military action takes into account the lives of innocent civilians abroad. We will have to be unwavering in opposing bigotry or discrimination directed against neighbors and friends of Middle-Eastern descent. Finally, we will have to devote far more attention to the monumental task of raising the hopes and prospects of embittered children across the globe – children not just in the Middle East, but also in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and within our own shores."
Did anyone tell Obama how the 9/11 hijackers did not grow up in poverty? That Osama bin Laden grew up in wealth? This wasn't about "lack of empathy" or "root causes," nor was it just "white America" who was attacked. People of all colors, faiths and nationalities were killed on 9/11, despite what the Rev. Racist from the Church of Blame America First said.
People are known by the friends and associates they keep. Despite Obama's wishes, we cannot wish his associations with these extremists away. Someone who was associated with a bigoted, anti-American "minister" and a violent, unrepentant bomber is not worthy to be President of the United States.