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Terror War All But Forgotten On Home Front
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 9-11-05 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 09/11/2005 9:29:45 PM PDT by rdcorso

Sept. 11, 2005- the fourth anniversary of the start of the war.That is, if you believe it's a "war".A lot of people didn't want to, even in those first days.

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fourthanniversary; gwot; onthehomefront; steyn
Steyn does another fine job pointing out how ridiculous some people are.
1 posted on 09/11/2005 9:29:47 PM PDT by rdcorso
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To: rdcorso
terror war all buy forgotten? there were guys with machine guns outside my building just the other day. i pass through a metal detector 5 days a week. I see cameras hanging off the walls of buildings all over the city.

what "home front" is he talking about?

2 posted on 09/11/2005 9:31:41 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (we don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: rdcorso

I believe Bush's biggest mistake was to not get Joe public more actively involved in the war on terror. That is why it is more like the war on drugs to most people.


4 posted on 09/11/2005 9:38:45 PM PDT by Jalapeno
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To: rdcorso

If a war against a bunch of religious fanatics who are trying to kill us isn't "popular," what kind is?


5 posted on 09/11/2005 9:42:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We Gave Peace A Chance. It Didn't Work Out. Search keyword: 09-11-01.)
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To: Jalapeno
Democrats are great at PR,they are on the same page,and they speak loudly and in volumes.Republicans and the Bush Administration are terrible at PR.They assume the public is smarter than they truly are.They always are too little too late.You think they would have learned by now.
6 posted on 09/11/2005 9:42:57 PM PDT by patriciamary
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To: MarineOps
Sadly, based on recent approval ratings some Bushies are turning their backs on him because they think he is not there for them in their time of need but this is akin to turning your back on God when he doesn't answer your prayer.

W's communication skills are horrible. He should bring back Ari Fleischer and Karen Hughes (she was a terrific speech-writer for W) and many of the resources Ronnie had. W is at a loss in an impromptu Q&A because he's thinking... and being too PC. Rummy and Dick don't screw around with this PC crap. They get to the point. W needs more face-time-spine.

BTW, I love W, but he needs to start bitch-slapping a bunch of bozos who have been nipping at his heels for years.

He could start slowly by telling his press corps that that ugly bitch commie, Hele Thomas is not allowed in the White House, nor on any Federal Republic prooperty; or she will be arrested for trespassing. (only in my dreams and not a legal solution). However, he could sequester her from a briefing room.

7 posted on 09/11/2005 9:46:25 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: the invisib1e hand
He's talking about people like Michael Moore and a lot of other people mostly on the left who claim the war on terror is a scam Bush set up to enrich his friends.There are also a lot of people who were so far from New York and Washington they never felt threatened by 9/11.It's been four years since the last attack on our soil but if we learned anything from 9/11 it's that the terrorist think long term and are patient.Americans on the other hand are busy with their lives and usually they live in the moment.
8 posted on 09/11/2005 9:53:37 PM PDT by rdcorso (Bill Clinton Stuck His Cigar In Foreign Places And Called It Foreign Policy)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"If a war against a bunch of religious fanatics who are trying to kill us isn't "popular," what kind is?"

What I find sadly interesting about this is after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941 it was not forgotten even half a century later. The september 11, 2001 attack barely makes the radar screen these days.

What is wrong with this picture?

9 posted on 09/11/2005 9:53:45 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"If a war against a bunch of religious fanatics who are trying to kill us isn't "popular," what kind is?"

What I find sadly interesting about this is after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941 it was not forgotten even half a century later. The september 11, 2001 attack barely makes the radar screen these days.

What is wrong with this picture?

10 posted on 09/11/2005 9:54:06 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Cobra64
BTW, I love W, but he needs to start bitch-slapping a bunch of bozos who have been nipping at his heels for years.

No, he doesn't. Doing what he's done has won him three elections: 2000, 2002, and 2004. It'll win again in 2006.
11 posted on 09/11/2005 9:59:40 PM PDT by Terpfen (http://www.pattonhq.com/unknowntext.html)
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To: blackbart.223

I don't think that the America being portrayed in the MSM and on TV bears any resemblance to the real America. I live in "flyover country" and 9-11 and the war in Iraq is still on the minds of the people here. I spend the majority of my workday on the Navajo and Hopi reservations. Those people haven't forgotten. The reservations are heavily Democratic so the number of pickups I see running around with Bush bumperstickers is really surprising. Prior to 9-11, you wouldn't have seen any.


12 posted on 09/11/2005 10:04:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We Gave Peace A Chance. It Didn't Work Out. Search keyword: 09-11-01.)
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To: Jalapeno
Sadly, I must agree with you. If the people are kept out, they won't stay bought-in, so to speak. Without popular "buy-in," the whole concept of a "War" is kaput!!!

Many times I have felt that Carl Rove was about as lucky as he was any kind of genius. I absolutely think his "genius" stunk in his handling of CA, or the attempt to reach out to hispanics and blacks with ignoring the border and trying to out-pander the Demonicrats.

It just ain't working!!!

13 posted on 09/11/2005 10:08:38 PM PDT by SierraWasp (The only thing that can save CA is making eastern CA the 51st state called Sierra Republic!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"The reservations are heavily Democratic so the number of pickups I see running around with Bush bumperstickers is really surprising. Prior to 9-11, you wouldn't have seen any."

There is always hope. But more people should remember what happened on 9/11. And for some reason, that escapes me, they don't.

14 posted on 09/11/2005 10:12:47 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Terpfen
BTW, I love W, but he needs to start bitch-slapping a bunch of bozos who have been nipping at his heels for years.

No, he doesn't. Doing what he's done has won him three elections: 2000, 2002, and 2004. It'll win again in 2006.

Uhhhh. I don't understand. W ran in 2000 and 2004, so I guess I'm really stupid given your dates. Soooo, how is W going to be running for the 2006 POTUS spot, or the 2008 POTUS? The Constitution effectively says that his tenure as POTUS will have expired on 01/19/08. The next day the Beast will take oath of office.

And Stainman can use the Oral Office Sink again. (puking again)

17 posted on 09/11/2005 10:56:03 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: Cobra64
Uhhhh. I don't understand. W ran in 2000 and 2004, so I guess I'm really stupid given your dates. Soooo, how is W going to be running for the 2006 POTUS spot, or the 2008 POTUS? The Constitution effectively says that his tenure as POTUS will have expired on 01/19/08. The next day the Beast will take oath of office.

You're forgetting about Bush's personal campaigning for several Senate candidates in 2002, campaigning which boosted them over the top. He used the same tactics then as he did now: he let the Dems and media (but I repeat myself) spout their BS and didn't directly counter it.

In poker, a player will sometimes goof up so badly that he gets angry and can't play properly--this is called "steaming," as in "this guy is steaming mad." What do the other players at the table do? Back off and let the guy self-destruct. That's what Bush is doing with the steaming media, the steaming Dems, and the steaming liberals. Try to understand that. Bush knows what he's doing.
18 posted on 09/11/2005 11:10:23 PM PDT by Terpfen (http://www.pattonhq.com/unknowntext.html)
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To: rdcorso

Bump for tomorrow.


19 posted on 09/11/2005 11:13:01 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Terpfen
In poker, a player will sometimes goof up so badly that he gets angry and can't play properly--this is called "steaming," as in "this guy is steaming mad." What do the other players at the table do? Back off and let the guy self-destruct. That's what Bush is doing with the steaming media, the steaming Dems, and the steaming liberals. Try to understand that. Bush knows what he's doing.

THANK YOU! I'm not a poker player. I'm a straight up, in your face kind of guy. I think I should watch Kenny Rodger in 'The Gambler' again.

Cheers. Time for beddie-bye.... snoozin' soon

20 posted on 09/11/2005 11:21:57 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: rdcorso
Americans on the other hand are busy with their lives and usually they live in the moment.

people love to underestimate "Americans."

21 posted on 09/12/2005 4:11:00 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (we don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: rdcorso

later read


22 posted on 09/12/2005 4:15:10 AM PDT by Red6
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