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Open letter from 9/11 families for Bush
George W. Bush web site ^ | 9/11 families for Bush

Posted on 10/28/2004 11:51:47 AM PDT by gulf1609

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Three years ago, on the day that began as a beautiful September morning, 19 men and their sponsors carried out a brutal and devastating attack on our country, leaving 3,000 innocent men, women and children dead, including our loved ones. In those first agonizing hours, and for weeks and months afterward as we searched for word of their fate, we were aware that the shock and horror of that day was not ours alone. With a gratitude we could not yet express, we felt the strong and steady embrace of our fellow Americans. The words, “Never forget,” defiantly written in dust or humbly penned on makeshift memorials, were also permanently etched in our hearts. We will never forget your strength, your courage and your endless generosity.

We speak to you now in the same spirit that you spoke to us then, as Americans, united on behalf of our country. Like many of you, we feel that our nation is poised at a critical moment in history. Like our parents and grandparents before us, we know that the choices we make today will affect our children tomorrow. But we face a new challenge, a new kind of war and an enemy who is different from the enemies faced by earlier generations. This is not an adversary who can be reasoned with or appeased, this is an adversary who has repeatedly demonstrated that its means and ends are one and the same: the wanton slaughter of innocents.

After the attack, President Bush articulated the primary lesson of September 11, that simply reacting to danger after lives are lost is a weak and unacceptable national defense. He believes that taking the fight to the enemy is the best way to ensure that the enemy will not bring death to our doorstep here at home.

We agree.

Under the President‘s strong leadership in the war on terror and through the heroic efforts of our military forces, we are a safer country today. Two-thirds of al Qaeda leadership is dead, incarcerated, or on the run, its financing disrupted. The Taliban has been removed from power and training camps in Afghanistan and Iraq have been eliminated. On the domestic front, our dedicated law enforcement agencies are finally able to fight terror the same way they go after drug cartels; terrorists and terrorist cells have been thwarted in upstate New York, New Jersey, Oregon, Illinois and Florida.

The 9/11 Commission has provided this nation with a solid blueprint for going forward in the war on terror. It described the threat that killed our loved ones as a “gathering storm” which went unrecognized and unchecked for too many years and characterized the inability to predict the attack itself as a “failure of imagination.” Looking forward, the Commission offered this pointed warning, “Once the danger has fully materialized, evident to all, mobilizing action is easier--but it then may be too late.”

Through the prism of 9/11 and presaging the Commission’s conclusion, President Bush looked at Iraq and Saddam Hussein’s history, his willingness to use chemical weapons in the mass murder of his own citizens, his notorious attempts to acquire nuclear weapons, his record of giving financial aid and sanctuary to global terrorists--including members of al Qaeda--and his repeated refusal to cooperate with U.N. inspectors. He determined that this repressive regime was an intolerable danger to our country. Rather than waiting until it was too late to prevent a fully materialized threat, the President acted. We believe history will support the President’s decision.

We speak to you from the heart, as citizens from all across the country and every political stripe. We are Republicans and Democrats, “liberals” and “conservatives,” young and old. We are mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters and friends. We speak out from a profound sense of obligation to those we have lost and to the country that we love. Guided by core principles, President Bush has steadfastly told us who he is, what he believes and what he will fight for. He is a caring and decisive leader who is not afraid to make hard choices to keep this nation safe, by keeping it strong. He has sent a clear message to America’s friends and foes that he will not waver in his resolve as the winds of political fortune change. He will not revert to the failed policies of the past which only served to whet the appetite of those who would destroy us. He will stand firm against our adversaries.

As Americans who have keenly felt the scourge of terrorism, we are inspired and energized to follow the President’s lead, to rise to the occasion and get the job done. We are deeply grateful to President Bush, who rallied this nation on that dark September day, who has earned our respect and confidence, and whose leadership we trust to steer this country on the right path.

Three years ago, George W. Bush stood with us and vowed that he would “Never forget.”

We stand with him now.

CPT John Vigiano, FDNY (ret.) father of FF John T Vigiano, Ladder 132/FDNY, WTC attack & DET Joseph V. Vigiano ESU 7, NYPD, WTC attack

Ken and Laura Olson Son and Daughter in Law of Barbara Olson, AA 77 Pentagon attack, Ashburn, Virginia

Deena B. Burnett Wife of Tom Burnett, UA flight 93, Shanksville rebellion Little Rock, AR

Hamilton Peterson & Julia Croft Son & daughter-in-law Douglas & Jean Hamilton UA 93, Shanksville rebellion

Nancy & Charles Burcham Sister of Stephen V. Long Maj, Army, Pentagon attack Danville, IN

Sue and Jim Weaver Mother of Stephen Long Maj, Army, Pentagon attack Hazelwood, IN

Lynn Faulkner and Loren and Ashley Faulkner husband and daughters of Wendy Ruth Faulkner VP, AON Corporation 104th Floor, 2 WTC

Debra Burlingame & Bob Fraina Sister of Charles Burlingame Capt, AA 77, Pentagon attack Pelham Manor, NY

Mark & Anine Burlingame Brother of Charles Burlingame Capt, AA 77, Pentagon attack Philadelphia, PA

Jackie & Wayne Burlingame Aunt/uncle of Charles Burlingame Capt, AA 77, Pentagon attack

Robert & Suzanne Peraza Parents of Robert David Peraza Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack Mason, Ohio

Ada Garland Godmother to Robert David Peraza Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Rob and Joan Burton brother-in-law & sister to Robert D. Peraza Cantor Fitzgerald, 105th FL,

Maria Elenbaas Cousin to Robert David Peraza Cantor Fitzgerald, WTCWTC 1

Bill and Linda Comber Uncle and Aunt of Robert David Peraza Cantor Fitzgerald, 105th FL, WTC 1

Cornelius J. Comber Grandfather of Robert Peraza Cantor Fitzgerald, 105th FL, WTC 1

Neil Peraza, brother of Robert David Peraza Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC 1

Ernest and Mary Ann Strada Parents of Thomas S. Strada Canter Fitzgerald, WTC attack Westbury, NY

Susan Cronin Sister of Thomas S. Strada Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack Westbury, NY

Michael Strada Brother of Thomas S. Strada Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Joseph Strada Brother of Thomas S. Strada Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Dolores and Peter Owens, Sr. Parents of Peter Owens, Jr. Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack East Williston, NY

John Owens Brother of Peter Owens, Jr. Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack Mineola, NY

Pam & Tom Gould Daughter of Patrick Driscoll UA 93, Shanksville rebellion Allendale, NJ

Nora, Steve & Christine Coco sister, brother-in-law, & niece of LT Joseph G. Leavey Ladder 15, FDNY, WTC

Patty & Tim Sumner sister & brother-in-law of LT Joseph G. Leavey Ladder 15, FDNY, WTC

Barry K. Gore Brother of Jennifer Lewis Brother-in-law of Ken Lewis crew members, AA Flight 77 Pentagon attack

Karen Coakley Struzik & Husband Gary Struzik Cousin of Kenny and Jennifer Lewis Crew, AA 77, Pentagon Attack Potomac Falls, VA

Thomas A. Crawford, III Orange County, CA Cousin of Michael A. Uliano, WTC attack

Bernice Dowdy Coakley Aunt of Kenny Lewis and his wife Jennifer crew members, AA Flight 77 Pentagon attack

Lorraine & Andrew Klein Denver, Colorado Cousin to Peter Owens Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Loretta O'Brien Cousin of Peter Owens Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Margret O'Brien Cousin of Peter Owens Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Chris Whitford Brother of Firefighter Mark Whitford Engine 23, FDNY, WTC

Dominic J. Puopolo, Jr. Son of Sonia Morales Puopolo Passenger AA 11, WTC 1 Miami Beach, FL

Wendy D. Burlingame Daughter of Capt Charles Burlingame Flight 77 Pentagon attack

Dr. Craig W. Sincock Husband of Cheryle D. Sincock Dept of Army civilian Pentagon attack

Claire Cunningham Aunt of Peter J. Owens, Jr. Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Daniel McDonnell Uncle of Peter J. Owens, Jr. Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack.

Thomas Owens Brother of Peter J. Owens, Jr. Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack.

Edward R. Cunningham Cousin of Peter Owens Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Claire Y. Cunningham Aunt of Peter Owens Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Greg and Moira Pellegrino Cousin of Kenny and Jennifer Lewis crew, AA flight 77, Pentagon attack

Mary & Richard Busche Cousin of Peter Owens, Jr. Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Lois Olmstead Cousin of Peter Owens Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

David B. Faulk Brother-in-law of Major Steve Long, Army Pentagon attack

Brian Grauer Brother-in-law of Michael Horn Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Dominic & Patricia Schiavo father-in-law and mother-in-law of Jack L. D'Ambrosi Cantor Fitzgerald 103 floor, WTC attack

Lauryn Haffner Sister-in-law of Peter J. Owens, Jr. Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Agnes Maida, Aunt of Howard G. Gelling Sandler O'Neill WTC, South Twr, 104th FL

Gail Skennion extended family of LT Joseph G. Leavey, Ladder 15, FDNY

Jason Fox Friend of Charles Droz and William Caswell, AA Flight 77

Brad & Diane Senter President of the USS Saratoga Association and former shipmate of Charles "Chic" Burlingame

COL John F. McCall USAF Friend of Charles "Chic" Burlingame Capt. AA flt 77

Katherine Harrs Family friend of Thomas S. Strada Canter Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Mike Cohen Naval Academy classmate of Chic Burlingame, Capt. AA flt 77

Joe & Joan Olexa Friends of Burlingame family for 40+ years and Charles Burlingame, Capt. AA flt 77

Mike & Barb Miller Friends of Vic Saracini, Capt, UA flt 175 and Chic Burlingame, Capt. AA flt 77

Terry Arford Friend of Chick Burlingame, Captain of AA flt 77, and fellow member of the Anaheim Band

Marshall & Pamela Stomel Friends of family of Peter Owens Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC

Blanton & Meissa Gentry Friends of family of Stephen V. Long Major, Army, Pentagon Attack

John and Julia Chan Peoria, IL, parents of Charles Lawrence "Chip" Chan Cantor Fitzgerald, 105th Fl, 1 WTC

William Lang II Father of Roseanne Lang Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC and grandfather of Brendan Lang, WTC

William Lang III Father of Brendan Lang WTC North Tower and brother of Roseanne Lang Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC

Linda & Tom Wilkonski Cousin of Roseanne Lang, WTC and Brenden Lang, WTC

Edward W. McGrain Uncle to the wife of Paul Tegtmeier Engine 4, FDNY, WTC

John Antretter Friend/Brother of Peter Owens Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC

Judy and Ron Knight Sister & brother-in-law of Frank Wisniewski, VP, Cantor Fitzgerald, 104th Floor, WTC

Michael Nott Friend of Charles Burlingame Capt, AA 77, Pentagon attack Orlando, FL

Mike & Maria Ragonese Brother & sister-in-law of Laura Marie Ragonese-Snik AON Consultant, 101 Floor South Tower, WTC

Loisanne, Jason, and Jeannette Diehl, wife and children of Michael D. Diehl VP, Fiduciary Trust CO. International, 2 WTC

Nancy K. Nee Grieving sister of George C. Cain FDNY, Ladder 7, Marriott Hotel, WTC

Rosemary Cain Mother of FF George C. Cain FDNY, Ladder 7, Marriott Hotel, WTC

Leslie Dimmling, Wife of William Dimmling, Senior VP, Marsh McLennan North Tower, WTC

Bill McGough Cousin to Kaleen Pezzuti and Todd Pelino, Cantor Fitzgerald, 1 WTC, 101st floor

Walter Hamilton Son of Felicia Hamilton Fiduciary Trust, South Tower, WTC

Frank Mistretta, NYPD (retired) Friend and former coworker of SGT Timothy Roy, NYPD, WTC

Jean Waletich Cousin of Patrick S. Dunn Commander, USN, Pentagon

Carey Pierce Brother of Dennis J. Pierce Senior Auditor, NYS Dept of Taxation South Tower, 86th Floor

Julius Zodda Cousin of William Dimmling, Senior VP, Marsh McLennan North Tower, WTC

Michael Field Sigma Chi fraternity brother, University of Wisconsin, of Kevin Francis Cleary Broker, Euro Brokers Inc., WTC

Jeffrey Namm Godfather of James Andrew Gadiel Cantor Fitzgerald 103d Floor, North Tower, WTC

Maureen Morrison Cousin To Ronald J. Hemenway ET1, Navy, Pentagon attack

Patricia & Raymond Sellek Sister & Brother-in-law of Wilson & Darlene Flagg AA 77, Pentagon Attack

Paul and Nassima Wachtler parents of Gregory Kamal Bruno Wachtler Fred Alger Management North Tower, 93rd fl

Barbara E. Lang, friend of Robert C. Miller, Aon Corp., WTC and SGT Thomas E. Jurgens, NY State Court Officer, WTC

Ken Haskell, Brother of FF Tim Haskell, Squad 18 and Battalion Chief Tom Haskell FDNY, WTC

Brian Kevin Smith Son of murdered Firefighter Kevin J. Smith FDNY, Haz-Mat Company 1 North Tower, WTC Arlene Howard Mother of Port Authority of NY & NJ Police Officer George Gerard Howard JFK ESU unit 8, WTC Tower 1

Christopher Howard Son of Port Authority Police Officer George Gerard Howard JFK ESU truck 8, WTC Tower 1

Jimmy Boyle Father of Michael Boyle FDNY Engine 33, WTC attack Westbury, NY

Marc & Michelle Flagg Son of Wilson & Darlene Flagg AA 77, Pentagon attack Florida

Michael and Mary Flagg Son of Wilson & Darlene Flagg AA 77, Pentagon attack Winchester, VA

Bob & Brit Gore Parents and in-laws of Jennifer & Kenneth Lewis Crew, AA 77, Pentagon attack

Robert & Dawn Hemenway Brother of Ronald J. Hemenway ET1 Navy, Pentagon attack

Capt. Tom Lombardo Friend of Charles Burlingame Capt, AA 77, Pentagon attack Gainesville, VA

Bart & Susan Whitman Friend of Charles Burlingame Pilot, AA flt. 77, Pentagon attack Alexandria, VA

Kathryn Griffin Friend of Charles F. Burlingame Capt, AA 77, Pentagon attack Washington, D.C.

Charles & Nancy Burcham Faulk Brother in-law & Sister of Stephen V. Long Major, Army, Pentagon Attack Danville, IN

Sue & James Weaver Mother & Stepfather of Stephen V. Long Major, Army, Pentagon attack Hazelwood, IN

George Long Father of Stephen V. Long Major, Army, Pentagon attack Martinsville, IN

Sharon Miles Aunt of Stephen V. Long Major, Army, Pentagon Attack Montrose, CO

Connie Mastin Aunt of Stephen V. Long Major, Army, Pentagon attack Hayward, WI

Tina Long Wife of Stephen V. Long Major, Army, Pentagon Attack Augusta, GA

Phil & Lynn Danforth Uncle/Aunt of Stephen V. Long Major, Army, Pentagon attack Overland Park, KS

Jennifer Iannotti Sister of Thomas S. Strada Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Robert & Shirley Hemenway Parents of Ronald J. Hemenway, ET1, Navy, Pentagon attack Shawnee, KS

Betsy A. Gore Sister-in-law of Jennifer and Ken Lewis crew members, AA Flight 77 Pentagon attack

Linda Pohlmann Wife of William H. Pohlmann NYS Taxation Dept WTC attack

Dr & Mrs Kenneth Paul Ambrose Parents of Paul Wesley Ambrose, M.D., MPH, Sr. Clinical Advisor to Surgeon General Satcher AA Flight 77 Pentagon

Denis and Suzana Coakley Cousin and cousin-in-law of Ken and Jennifer Lewis, AA crew members, Pentagon

Ray and Kathy Campbell Yankton South Dakota Cousin (Ray) to Peter Owens Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC

Elizabeth Stanton Cousin of Peter Owens Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Susan Weaver Hazelwood, IN Step-Sister of Stephen V. Long Major, Army, Pentagon

Bernard & Patricia Welsh Cousin of Peter Owens Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Jana Y. Lovick Family friend of Major Stephen V. Long Army, Pentagon Attack

Catherine T. Puwalski Friend of Strada Family in Memory of Thomas S. Strada Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack Westbury, NY

Noreen and Jim Considine Aunt and Uncle of Peter J. Owens Jr. Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC

Diane Edwards her husband is the cousin of Dennis M. Edwards Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC

Nancy and Tom Mulligan Parents of Peter James Mulligan Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Terence & Joan Owens Brother of Peter J. Owens, Jr. Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack.

Kevin & Lorraine Owens Brother of Peter J. Owens, Jr. Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack.

Elizabeth Stanton Cousin of Peter J. Owens Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Thomas Stanton Cousin of Peter J. Owens Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Elizabeth Stanton Cousin of Peter J. Owens Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

David Coakley Cousin of Kenny Lewis and his wife Jennifer crew, AA Flight 77, Pentagon attack

Bernard and Patricia Welsh Cousin of Peter Owens Jr. Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Kathleen Leone Cousin of Peter Owens Jr. Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Kevin J. Welsh Cousin of Peter Owens Jr. Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Joanne McMahon Cousin of Peter J. Owens Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Kate Owens Sister-in-law of Peter J. Owens, Jr. Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC

Juan A. Cruz-Santiago Civilian Accountant US Army, Pentagon Survivor

Barbara and Sean Bailey Aunt and Uncle of Brett Bailey, who along with their niece's husband, Robert Coll, died in the North Tower

Jordan Cayne Father of Jason David Cayne VP, Cantor Fitzgerald 104 floor, WTC attack

Robert Debrot Cousin to Howard Gelling Jr. WTC attack

Jack Debrot Cousin of Howard Gelling WTC attack

Lynne (last name withheld at submitter's request) Cousin of Ricardo Quinn FDNY Paramedic, WTC attack

Ed Lamadore, friend of FDNY firefighters Ken Hatten, Ed Sweeney, Bill Burke, & Joe Spor who each lost sons in the WTC attack

Jean Pangarliotas Friend of family of Peter Owen Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

Jennifer Taddeo Friend of family of Peter Owens Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC

Cindy Justice Friend of family of Stephen V. Long Major, Army, Pentagon Attack

Becky Marsh Friend of family of Stephen V. Long Major, Army, Pentagon Attack

Sherry M. Allen Friend of family of Stephen V. Long Major, Army, Pentagon Attack

Bill Brown (retired American Airlines pilot) Friends of crews members of both America Airlines flights 11 and 77

C. R. (Bob) Paty Friend of Captain Chic Burlingame AA Flight 77

Nancy Thompson Friend of family of Stephen V. Long Major, Army, Pentagon Attack

Louise Hoffman Friend of family of Stephen V. Long Major, Army, Pentagon Attack

Michelle, Chris & Lisa Hornbaker Sister, Nephew, & Niece of Stephen V. Long Major, Army, Pentagon Attack Martinsville, Indiana

Richard P. Lang Brother of Roseanne Lang Cantor Fitzergald, WTC Uncle of Brenden Lang, WTC

Timothy J Lang Brother of Rosanne P. Lang, WTC, and Uncle of Brendan Lang Structuretone Inc., WTC

Andrew Caspersen Boyfriend of Catherine F. MacRae Fred Alger Management 93rd Floor, 1 WTC

Robert Heller Brother of H. Joseph Heller Carr Futures, 1 WTC

Colleen and Rob Rastovich Sister and Brother-in-law of H. Joseph Heller Carr Futures, 1 WTC

Robert & Peggy Scandole Parents of Robert Scandole Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC Attack

NYPD Detective Christopher Scandole Brother of Robert Scandole Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC

Thomasine Aberle Aunt of Robert Scandole Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC Attack

Vincent Scandole Uncle of Robert Scandole Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC Attack

Maria Cella Niece of H. Joseph Heller Carr Futures, 1 WTC

Roberta Heller Mother of H.Joseph Heller Carr Futures, 1 WTC

Patrick Michael Heller and his wife, Corie, Cousin to H. Joseph Heller Carr Futures, 1 WTC

Police Officer David Lim Port Authority Police K-9 Unit, Handler & friend of K-9 Sirius #17 Killed in 2 WTC (B-1 level)

Anthony & Mary Ellen DiBona Friends of Captain Charles "Chic" Burlingame American Airlines Flight 77

Stephanie L. Capps Niece of Linda L. New Girlfriend of FF Steven Coakley, Firehouse 217, 1 WTC

David Huczko Brother of Port Authority Police Office Stephen Huczko, North Tower, WTC and brother of Richard Huczko, GE contractor, who was killed in Iraq 3/29/2004

Christopher F. O'Conor Cousin of Patrick S. Dunn Commander, USN, Pentagon

Patricia A. O'Conor Aunt of Patrick S. Dunn CDR, USN, Pentagon

Stephen F. O'Conor Cousin of Patrick S. Dunn Commander, USN, Pentagon

Patricia D. and Richard J. Clark Parents of Thomas "Tommy" R. Clark VP, Sandler O'Neill 104th Fl, South Tower, WTC

Maureen and John Harrigan Cousin (Maureen) of Peter J. Owens Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC attack

James and Marie McMahon Cousins of Peter J. Owens Jr. Cantor Fitzgerald - North Tower WTC

J.T. McMahon Cousin of Peter J. Owens Cantor Fitzgerald - WTC Attack

Bert Wooley Brother of CPT David T. Wooley FDNY, Ladder 4 Engine 54, South Tower, WTC

Mary Otto Mother of CPT David T. Wooley FDNY, Ladder 4 Engine 54, South Tower, WTC

Patricia Brennan Aunt of FF Michael Brennan FDNY, Ladder 4 Marriott Hotel, WTC

Charles Barberi, Sgt, NYPD Cousin to Edward Strauss Port Authority of NY & NJ South Tower, WTC

Jim & Joan Sullivan Parents of Lt. Christopher P. Sullivan FDNY, Ladder 111 WTC, South Tower

Heidi Hochwarth Sister-in-law of Firefighter Kenneth Marino FDNY, Rescue 1, WTC


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters
KEYWORDS: 911; bush

1 posted on 10/28/2004 11:51:47 AM PDT by gulf1609
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To: gulf1609

Waaaaay more families signed this letter supportive of the president than those pathetic few who signed a letter supporting Kerry.

Of course, Old Media won't have time to report on this before the election.


2 posted on 10/28/2004 11:53:13 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed)
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To: gulf1609; Ragtime Cowgirl; Radix; HiJinx; Spiff; JackelopeBreeder; Da Jerdge; MJY1288; xzins; ...

Got to read this and distribute it widely.


3 posted on 10/28/2004 11:55:55 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Peach

That's a whole bunch of names. Take that, Jersey Girls.


4 posted on 10/28/2004 11:57:09 AM PDT by agrace
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To: gulf1609

BTTT...Bush is the ONLY viable alternative on the ballot to serve as Commander-in-Chief...MUD


5 posted on 10/28/2004 11:57:20 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (Girleymen HATE Bush!!)
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To: Peach; All

You took the words right out of my mouth.

I'd like the see the MSM give as much time to this letter as they did to the few 9/11 families who are anti-Bush.

Ideally, it'd be great if Bush could incorporate these name into a TV ad.

Picture this. An announcer speaking of Pres Bush's fight against terrorism while the names scroll down the TV screen in whiote letters on a black background.

But then again, Pres Bush would probably be accused of "politicizing" 9/11 by a few families and their MSM syncophants.


6 posted on 10/28/2004 11:59:20 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: gulf1609

I just fowarded the above letter to:

public@nytimes.com; managing-editor@nytimes.com; executive-editor@nytimes.com; NETAUDR@abc.com

with the statement:

You are always portraying the victims and the families of 9/11 as against the President. Care to show the other side of the story?


7 posted on 10/28/2004 11:59:30 AM PDT by Trepz
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To: gulf1609

Thanks for posting the other side of 9/11 beside the lunatic left side.


8 posted on 10/28/2004 12:00:01 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will ABCNNBCBS & the MSM fishwraps stop Rathering to America? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: mhking; MeekOneGOP; nutmeg; Ernest_at_the_Beach

A great read and something that is appropriate for your ping lists.


9 posted on 10/28/2004 12:01:05 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (When will ABCNNBCBS & the MSM fishwraps stop Rathering to America? Answer: NEVER!)
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To: gulf1609

These people heard our prayers for them and their families.
God Bless Them.


10 posted on 10/28/2004 12:01:41 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (We have to stop Kerry for our grandkids sake!!!!!!!! GO W)
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To: Peach

Unfortunately Debra Burlingame has been trying to get her message out for months. She posted on swiftvets way back trying to get support for her group. At one time Burlingame was supposed to be on O'Reilly opposite Brietweiser but Brietweiser pulled out and begged O'Reilly not to have Burlingame on without her.


11 posted on 10/28/2004 12:03:57 PM PDT by gulf1609
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To: gulf1609

Some that caught my eye:

Nancy K. Nee Grieving sister of George C. Cain

Edward W. McGrain Uncle to the wife of Paul Tegtmeier Engine 4, FDNY, WTC

Brian Kevin Smith Son of murdered Firefighter Kevin J. Smith FDNY, Haz-Mat Company 1 North Tower, WTC

Ed Lamadore, friend of FDNY firefighters Ken Hatten, Ed Sweeney, Bill Burke, & Joe Spor who each lost sons in the WTC attack

David Huczko Brother of Port Authority Police Office Stephen Huczko, North Tower, WTC and brother of Richard Huczko, GE contractor, who was killed in Iraq 3/29/2004


12 posted on 10/28/2004 12:05:43 PM PDT by eyespysomething (Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive.)
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To: gulf1609

That is just incredible! Did anyone count all those names?


13 posted on 10/28/2004 12:09:40 PM PDT by rogers21774 (The guilty taketh the truth to be hard, for it cutteth them to the very center.)
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To: gulf1609

I'm sorry but Kristen Breitweiser and the other 4 9/11 widows from NJ trumps all of these signatures according to the MSM.


14 posted on 10/28/2004 12:10:28 PM PDT by frog_jerk_2004
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To: gulf1609

Where is Lisa (Todd) Beamer's name?


15 posted on 10/28/2004 12:10:53 PM PDT by dsmatuska
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To: gulf1609

Now THAT is an endorsement!


16 posted on 10/28/2004 12:13:10 PM PDT by reed13
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To: gulf1609

this is in rebuttal to the anti-Bush tear-jerking I caught a piece of on cspan yesterday?

pretty impressive list.


17 posted on 10/28/2004 12:14:06 PM PDT by King Prout ("We've found more WMDs in Iraq than we've found disenfranchised blacks in Florida." - Ann Coulter)
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To: All; gulf1609

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18 posted on 10/28/2004 12:18:40 PM PDT by freestyle
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To: Peach

CBS and the NY Times were going to contact these people, but their basic policy is that if your name isn't "Breitwiser" then you should shut up.


19 posted on 10/28/2004 12:27:04 PM PDT by cookcounty (WWW-Will John Kerry seek a 4th Purple Heart for fingers burnt in the Battle of Al-Qa Qaa?)
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To: gulf1609
An Open letter to Kristin Breitweiser

Dear Mrs. Breitweiser ,

I'm sorry that you lost your husband on 9/11. September 11th was a tragic day for our country and, I'm certain, for you. My birthday is on September 11th and so, for the rest of my life, I will be remind each birthday of this horrible tragedy. Each American poured forth their heartfelt sympathies to you and all of the other families who lost loved ones.

However, there has been something that has been even more tragic. Your actions in the last 12 months have been nothing less than craven political hackery.

And, as a rightful rebuke, I would like to direct your attention to the families who know that President Bush has followed the right path, did what he could, and has acted superbly in fighting terrorism.

Note that these families aren't whoring themselves around television, ranting and raving how the President should have and could have done more. These families weren't entertaining lunatic conspiracy theories that imply "Bush knew", and other equally undignified actions which you have been more than comfortable with embracing. These families weren't openly complaining about not being able to get onto "Hardball" or "Meet the Press". Rather, these families, mourned and continue to mourn their loved ones and go about their lives.

These families aren't making inane statements like "We simply wanted to know why our husbands were killed. Why they went to work one day and didn't come back." Rather, these families KNOW why: because a group of murderous terrorists killed them! Period. These families also know that President Bush and our great military have been systematically destroying the organization that brought forth these murderous thugs.

These families aren't out making the scurilous charge that, "President Bush and his workers . . . were the individuals that failed my husband and the 3,000 people that day." Rather, as you can read with your own 2 eyes, the families of 9/11 say, "Under the President‘s strong leadership in the war on terror and through the heroic efforts of our military forces, we are a safer country today".

I am ashamed of you, your actions, and your organization (Jersey Girls).

Your 15 minutes are well up. I suggest that you start with a mental enema to wash out all of the Michael Moore-conspiracy crap that is floating around your head. Then, check what's left of your dignity in at the nearest church or synagoge. You have some serious searching to do, ma'am.

I wish you well and hope that, at some point in the future, you come to realize how you have spoiled your husband's memory for cheap political gain.

Truly,

Matthew Donovan

20 posted on 10/28/2004 12:28:52 PM PDT by mattdono ("Crush the democrats, drive them before you, and hear the lamentations of the scumbags" -Big Arnie)
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To: gulf1609

What? The names of the four witches from New Jersey aren't on there? I'm shocked!


21 posted on 10/28/2004 12:54:24 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: mattdono

great letter, anyone have her email address for mattdono to send it to


22 posted on 10/28/2004 12:58:15 PM PDT by feedback doctor (Fundamentalist Liberals, Fundamentalist Muslims, the only difference is the clothes)
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To: gulf1609

What a great letter. Thank you for posting it.


23 posted on 10/28/2004 1:15:06 PM PDT by spookycc (Never Forgive! Never Forget!)
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To: rogers21774

Rough estimate (I scanned) would be 175 plus entries, but more individual names. Perhaps 350 people?


24 posted on 10/28/2004 1:23:58 PM PDT by foofoopowder
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To: gulf1609; Grampa Dave; Alamo-Girl; onyx; ALOHA RONNIE; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; ...
Open letter from 9/11 families for Bush


Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.


25 posted on 10/28/2004 1:48:09 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: gulf1609

BTTT


26 posted on 10/28/2004 1:50:47 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: gulf1609

Barbara Olson's parents. Lump in throat.


27 posted on 10/28/2004 1:52:54 PM PDT by Bahbah (Proud member of the pajamahadeen)
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To: Bahbah

Here is the link to their web site. On the left side there is a place where you can click and sign their guest book. Also, I think if you are a friend or family member of a 9/11 victim you can still sign their letter.

http://www.911familiesforamerica.org/


28 posted on 10/28/2004 3:03:34 PM PDT by gulf1609
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To: gulf1609
Rather than waiting until it was too late to prevent a fully materialized threat, the President acted.

enabling military elements to engage trained killers rather than their coming to the US.

29 posted on 10/28/2004 3:06:46 PM PDT by alrea (Help wanted: Director of Homeland Security, State of New Jersey. Seeking only willing performers.)
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To: MplsSteve
I'd like the see the MSM give as much time to this letter as they did to the few 9/11 families who are anti-Bush.

Are you saying Katie won't be doing a mushy interview of these family members on the Today Show? Of course she won't, it might make people realize that President Bush has been one heck of a great leader of this country. Definitely not on the agenda.

30 posted on 10/28/2004 3:30:43 PM PDT by ladyinred (John Kerry has a plan to change the national symbol of an Eagle to a Chicken)
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To: SandRat

Thanks for the ping!


31 posted on 10/28/2004 7:32:04 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
ping! (Thanks, GrampaDave)

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

32 posted on 10/28/2004 10:30:56 PM PDT by nutmeg ("The DemocRATic party...has been hijacked by a confederacy of gangsters..." - Pat Caddell, 11/27/00)
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