Skip to comments.What Liberals Were Saying After 9/11 (Smart man that Karl Rove is!)
Posted on 06/26/2005 11:49:22 AM PDT by hipaatwo
A reader sends us the follow examples of post-9/11 commentaries by liberals:
Don't Bomb Afghanistan, by Stephen Zunes. September 19, 2001.
Avoiding War: Peace Leaders Speak, by Janet Jai. September 19, 2001.
Around the Country, Citizens Mobilizing for Peace, by Geov Parrish. September 19, 2001.
Peacemakers Offer Alternatives to War, by Janet Jai. September 17, 2001.
War on Whom? by Michael Moore. September 14, 2001.
Make No Mistake: Peace Takes More Courage, by Beatrice Motamedi. September 14, 2001.
"America Under Attack": Guilty Or Not, Here We Come, by Danny Schechter. September 12, 2001.
Understanding Osama bin Laden, by William O. Beeman. September 12, 2001.
What a great compilation you have put together, hipaatwo. You should send that to the RNC.
I didn't do any research. I found this at the GOP bloggers website, this was sent to them. I just posted from that site. Guess it looks like I found these things but alas I did not. Wish I was that good though.
o the Editor:
Re "Bush Approves Covert Aid for Taliban Foes" (front page, Oct. 1):
Have we learned nothing from our history? The United States has consistently fought its wars abroad by supporting local rebel forces. Many Taliban leaders and members of Osama bin Laden's network were the "freedom fighters" we armed and trained to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. They were our friends then; they are our enemies now.
What makes us think that the anti- Taliban rebels we support today won't be our enemies tomorrow, heavily armed and highly trained by American taxpayer money? Why are we perpetuating the cycle of violence? Could we not find a long-term, political solution?
Medford, Mass., Oct. 1, 2001
To the Editor:
Two Oct. 1 front-page articles should provide a cautionary, and sobering, tale for those planning or endorsing our nation's "war on terrorism."
"Bush Approves Covert Aid for Taliban Foes" describes how millions of dollars are flooding into Afghanistan to help opposition groups overthrow the current Taliban government.
The obituary of Nguyen Van Thieu, a former president of South Vietnam, notes that he was the recipient of similar largess when our country got involved in comparable efforts to overthrow and then influence the selection of new governments in his country.
MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN
Philadelphia, Oct. 1, 2001
The writer is a professor of political science at Drexel University.
Patriotism and Dissent
To the Editor:
I am grateful for Maureen Dowd's re-evaluation of the now rather carelessly bandied-about term "patriotism" (column, Sept. 30). If we are really proud to be Americans, we should be especially proud of our freedom to dissent.
If President Bush can rally the public around the claim that the terrorists made a symbolic attack on our freedoms, it would be ironic if the administration then boldly proceeded to continue that attack on more concrete terms. Our intolerance for censorship, one-sided propaganda and violation of civil rights is exactly what distinguishes us from the Taliban regime.
A crowd rooting for the home football team is one thing, but nobody appreciates a discussion section for a class that is dominated by only the professor's point of view. The two are very different, and Americans will not tolerate the latter.
New Haven, Sept. 30, 2001
IMO .. bottom line??
They are all socialists and defending oneself in a war costs money
Money that they want used to make us dependent on the government and for us to give up our Freedoms and our Constitutional Rights
Liberals want One World Order .. which is why they are HUGE fans of the UN
9/11 and the Anti-War Left
FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 9/11/03 | David Horowitz
THANKS!!! Great article, bookmarked it.
More great material for the "proof that Rove was Right" collection.
Your welcome. My son met Denny Hastert! He started working at the local airport 2 weeks ago (not Philly International). Denny flew in tonight and my son was working. When he got off the plane he shook my son's hand and they spoke for a few minutes. One of the security guys gave my son Hasterts business card, which I now have in a photo album.
My son said he kinda looks like Ted Kennedy without the fat cheeks and he was sober.
Thanks, read my post #13.
Thanks- I'll start on this as soon as I get wife & dog out of my hair for the day...
I read most of them, and this one really stands out for it's arrogance, elitism, and distance from reality...
Carol Hansen Grey, Executive Director, Women of Vision in Action (San Francisco):
Cultural creatives (affluent, well-educated individuals, motivated by environmentalism and social justice) do not want war. That doesn't mean we don't want the people who did this brought to justice. We do. But we don't want to kill other innocent people.
I had the idea to bring together representatives from different groups of cultural creatives to brainstorm for alternative solutions. I am in the process of arranging this. Bringing representatives from these groups together to say what is the best step to take would be a message to our senators and representatives that there are a great number of us who don't want war. Then we can take it back to our groups to make it happen.
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