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  • At Last, Misson Accomplished In Iraq

    03/20/2010 6:24:52 PM PDT · by florm15 · 3 replies · 181+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 19, 2010 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    A few months after American forces finally crossed into the border of the oppressed nation, President Bush told the ‘National Endowment for Democracy’ that, “Iraqi democracy will succeed, and that success will send forth the news from Damascus to Tehran that freedom can be the future of every nation. The establishment of a free Iraq at the heart of the Middle East will be a watershed event in the global democratic revolution." He was right.
  • Iraq election could change history

    03/20/2010 4:26:15 AM PDT · by Clive · 5 replies · 373+ views
    QMI Agency via Toronto Sun ^ | 2010-03-20 | Salim Mansur
    The recent “tiff,” as George Jonas over at the National Post described the brouhaha between the United States and Israel, pushed aside the emphatically more significant story about the Iraq election from the top of the mainstream media’s news cycle. The election by all accounts was fair, yet there is obviously some distance to go before it might be said a culture of democracy flourishes in Iraq — the land once ruled by the great king Hammurabi in the second millennium before Christ. Nevertheless, this can be said of the Iraq election, despite the violence of those who fear democracy:...
  • Iraqi Total Force Mobilization Update: March 2010

    03/20/2010 3:37:20 AM PDT · by DJ Elliott · 118+ views
    Montrose Toast ^ | 20 March 2010 | DJ Elliott
    In August 2007 and June 2008, monster articles were written projecting the Iraqi Security Forces planned development by 2012 and, in some cases, beyond. In 2009 those projections were updated with a series of articles ending with projected Iraqi Total Force Mobilization published in August 2009. There have been enough changes to warrant an update to that article and a summary of current and projected ISF structure. Since the Iraqi Army does not have a reserve, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) paramilitary police forces augment them in a wartime mobilization. The Iraqi Security Forces include elements that remain employed in...
  • Clowns in the Cockpit

    09/27/2008 5:19:00 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 21 replies · 749+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 27, 2008 | Herbert E. Meyer
    As you've probably noticed by now, the twenty-first century has gotten off to a rocky start.  In 2001, on September 11, we were attacked.  And now our country's financial system is collapsing.  This makes for two "unimaginable" events within a decade. How could 19 hijackers succeed against the world's greatest military power?  And how could history's strongest and most productive economy seize up virtually overnight?  Of course, there are complicated and highly technical explanations for each of these disasters.  Some books have already been written about the causes of 9-11, and others are sure to come along in the years...

    09/26/2008 10:52:39 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 8 replies · 985+ views
    'INSPIRING' VISIT & MEET WITH BRAVEST Sarah Palin yesterday made an unscheduled tour of a visitors center at Ground Zero dedicated to those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terror attacks. The Republican vice-presidential nominee nodded her head several times and said, "Oh, my goodness," while a retired firefighter showed her pictures of the burning World Trade Center and exhibits that highlighted the moments the hijacked planes struck each tower. PHOTOS: Palin In NYC - Day 3 Her tour guide was Lee Ielpi, whose son Jonathan, a firefighter, died at the World Trade Center. Palin told Ielpi, "My parents...
  • Stealth in Venezuela

    09/23/2008 3:18:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 798+ views
    Human Events ^ | 9/23/2008 | Michael J. Economides and Nate Evans
    Nearly five decades after the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Russians are once again trying to increase their influence in Latin America. On September 11 (which is fascinating timing), two Russian Tu-160 long-range nuclear-capable bombers arrived in Venezuela, along with a contingent of Russian warships. The jets and 1,000 Russian troops were there to begin training exercises with Venezuelan forces. Much of Venezuela’s weaponry is Russian-made, a result of a $3 billion arms deal between the two in 2006 that allowed Hugo Chávez to purchase 53 Mi-28N helicopters, 24 Su-30MK2 jet fighters, TOR-M1 anti-aircraft systems, and 100,000 AK-47s. A more recent...
  • 7 Years Later, 9/11 Hijackers’ Remains Are in Limbo

    09/20/2008 7:54:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies · 283+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | September 20, 2008 | SEAN D. HAMILL
    Seven years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, the remains of 13 of the 19 men responsible have been identified and are in the custody of the F.B.I. and the New York City medical examiner’s office. But no one has formally requested the remains in order to bury them. “Politically, one can understand that this is a hot potato,” said Muneer Fareed, secretary general of the Islamic Society of North America and a former professor of Islamic studies. “People don’t want to identify with the political equivalent of Jeffrey Dahmer.” What would happen if someone asked for the hijackers’...
  • Marvin Olasky: War of the centuries (Islam vs. the West)

    09/19/2008 10:40:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 267+ views
    Townhall ^ | September 19, 2008 | Marvin Olasky
    This year Sept. 11 came right in the middle of Ramadan, the month of daylight fasting for Muslims. Booked to fly out of New York's JFK airport on the seventh anniversary of the tragedy, I could expect a business-as-usual tone, and why not: War in Iraq and economy troubles at home have drastically affected some of us, but many Americans have had seven fat years since the shock of 9/11. With memories of horror fading, the Empire State Building—thanks to Islamic terrorists it moved up from third to first place in the list of Gotham's tallest buildings—is scheduled at the...
  • US Terror Monitors: Al-Qaida Sept. 11 Video Out

    09/19/2008 11:31:04 AM PDT · by james500 · 8 replies · 305+ views
    AP ^ | September 19, 2008
  • Poll Reveals Partisan Divide on Lack of Terror Attacks

    09/17/2008 11:34:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies · 82+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | September 17, 2008 | Associated Press
    Why do Americans think there has not been a terrorist strike in the U.S. since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001? The answer largely reflects the political party of the person asked, according to a poll released Wednesday. Eighty-nine percent of Republicans said actions by the U.S. government are a major reason there has been no follow-up attack, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll. Democrats were more skeptical, with 53 percent crediting federal activity.
  • 9/11 Weekend Remembrance: Wk 140, Olney,MD 9-13-08: Op. Infinite FReep

    09/17/2008 5:07:49 PM PDT · by trooprally · 11 replies · 883+ views
    Sept. 17,2008
    This truck (BELOW) came through the intersection proudly displaying the American Flag and a 9/11 Remembrance Flag. The list of 8 Patriots getting wet to support our troops were: Legionnaire Glenn (USMC - WWII), Dave (Army - WWII), Frank (Army - Korea), FReepers and Lurkers - Lurker Bill, Cindy_True_Supporter, Eager, Sensei Ern, [Mrs] Trooprally, aka [Mrs] T, and myself, [Mr] T. Pics are by [Mrs] T BELOW LEFT: Cindy_True_Supporter and Eager. BELOW RIGHT: Sensei Ern, Dave and Frank BELOW LEFT: Glenn, Frank and Dave. BELOW RIGHT: Lurker Bill BELOW LEFT: Cindy_True_Supporter BELOW RIGHT: Me BELOW: And the Clueless Moonbats got...
  • Sarah Palin addresses troops on Sept 11th in Alaska

    09/15/2008 5:28:54 PM PDT · by Chicos_Bail_Bonds · 7 replies · 174+ views
    You Tube ^ | 9-11-2008 | anonymous
    Here is a 7 minute video of Palin addressing the troops (her son Track one of them) and families on September 11th at Fort Wainwright
  • Hackers block Qaeda’s 9/11 terror on tape

    09/15/2008 2:18:03 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 35 replies · 2,652+ views
    The Hindustan Times ^ | 9/13/08 | Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
    Hackers prevented Al Qaeda from releasing a videotape to mark the seventh anniversary of 9/11. Al Qaeda has traditionally issued a video or audiotape by either Osama bin Laden or Ayman al Zawahiri, the terror network’s two leaders, to mark their massive terrorist attack on the US. As-Sahab, Al Qaeda’s media unit, had indicated earlier this week that it would post such a videotape on September 11. As-Sahab had banner images on the internet showing a silhouetted head with a question mark and the words, “Wait 11 September”. The US-based intelligence group IntelCenter had speculated the video would be a...
  • History (Channel) Attracts Record Audience for 9/11 Special (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/15/2008 11:41:52 AM PDT · by abb · 28 replies · 509+ views
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | September 15, 2008 | Marisa Guthrie
    102 Minutes that Changed America trails only Life After People for The History Channel audience. By Marisa Guthrie -- Broadcasting & Cable, 9/15/2008 2:15:00 PM The History Channel scored its second-largest audience ever with Sept. 11 anniversary special 102 Minutes that Changed America. 102 Minutes that Changed America The documentary -- which aired commercial-free on the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. -- was watched by 5.2 million people, according to Nielsen, including 2.9 million viewers in the network's sales demographic of 25- to 54-year-olds. "We are proud and overwhelmed with the reaction to...
  • Obama’s Disrespectful Behavior at Ground Zero

    09/15/2008 2:00:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies · 500+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | 9/15/2008 | Ben Shapiro
    It is difficult to screw up an appearance at Ground Zero on September 11th. You have to be either completely oblivious or completely indifferent. It is a signal feat of idiocy. And yet Barack Obama accomplished it. John McCain and Obama visited Ground Zero together. Obama and McCain entered the site. But while McCain took the time to shake hands with uniformed firefighters and a construction worker with an American flag helmet, Obama ignored them and stood around. But he wasn’t done yet. Both McCain and Obama brought roses to place on the makeshift 9/11 memorial. Obama casually tossed his...
  • Michael Ventre: Is it Still Too Soon for Jokes about September 11th?

    09/14/2008 7:56:16 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 34 replies · 223+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Michael Ventre
    By Michael Ventre MSNBC contributor updated 2:25 p.m. CT, Tues., Sept. 9, 2008 At a Friars Club roast of Hugh Hefner three weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, comedian Gilbert Gottfried not only pushed the envelope, he set it on fire. He was at the podium, about to launch into the abundantly filthy “Aristocrats” joke that inspired an entire documentary film, when he mentioned that he had tried to get a direct flight “but they said they have to stop at the Empire State Building first.”
  • NOW HISTORY CHANNEL: 9/11 through lens of amateur videocam owners on

    09/14/2008 6:10:09 PM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 12 replies · 322+ views
    History Channel ^ | 9/14/08 | History Channel
  • 102 Minutes That Changed America

    09/14/2008 9:09:11 AM PDT · by Publius6961 · 16 replies · 548+ views
    The History Channel ^ | Sept 13, 2008 | History channel
    "Due to overwhelming viewer demand, an encore presentation of '102 Minutes that changed America' will have an encore presentation Sunday evening Sept. 14, at 8 pm/7 Central" This was a message displayed Saturday night while watching another program. A prize-winning classinc, not to be missed by any American who lived through those historic 48 hours. The first presentation on 9/11 snuck up on me, and I recorded it. Many others missed it entirely. I am calling family and friends. Highly recommended. History Channel Link
  • Sarah Palin is Barack Obama's first 'real' Republican foe

    09/14/2008 1:25:50 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 24 replies · 318+ views
    Telegraph ^ | September 12, 2008 | Philip Sherwell
    So after a non-partisan down day for the 7th anniversary of 9/11, Barack Obama has come out swinging. His campaign was already struggling on the message front before it was blind-sided by the double-whammy impact of Palinmania on the Republican ticket and a slew of aggressive McCain attack ads. In his latest mem to "Interested Parties", campaign manager David Plouffe pledges: "We will respond with speed and ferocity to John McCain's attacks and we will take the fight to him, but we will do it on the big issues that matter to the American people. We will not allow John...
  • A Day (Weekend) in the Life of President Bush (photos): 9-13/14-08 - **9/11 Remembered**

    09/13/2008 5:50:14 PM PDT · by snugs · 76 replies · 815+ views
    www.whitehouse.gov/news www.yahoo.com/news ^ | 13th September 2008 | Snugs
    The President in addition to his normal radio address participated in a video teleconference briefing on Hurricane Ike and then made a statement to the press concerning Hurricane Ike. He has also declared a major disaster exists in the State of Louisiana and Texas allowing them to get additional Federal funding. Click here for the text of the radio message. Pray for President Bush - Day - 2922 & McCain/Palin - Day - 16 Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 09-13-08

    09/13/2008 9:18:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies · 193+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 09-13-08 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretarySeptember 13, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Espańol       In Focus: National Security      In Focus: Remembering 9/11 THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This week, Americans marked seven years since the terrorist attacks that shook our Nation on September 11, 2001. On that day, we witnessed unspeakable destruction perpetrated by evil men. But we also witnessed selfless acts of valor and compassion performed by courageous citizens. And we saw the strength of the American people as they rallied in defense of the Nation. On Thursday, I dedicated a new 9/11 memorial at the...

    09/12/2008 7:19:02 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 57 replies · 298+ views
    THE HEROES OF FLIGHT 93 AND HOW THEY HELPED FOIL AN ATTACK ON THE CAPITOL The terrorists used knives and box cutters to commandeer the three airplanes and then crash them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. They also indicated that they had bombs. GTE Airphone calls from the hijacked aircraft indicated that the terrorists, who numbered between three and six on each aircraft, would take control of the aircraft by taking a stewardess or passenger and either threatening, or actually cutting or stabbing them, and then take control of the aircraft when the crew came out...
  • Counting the costs

    09/12/2008 10:17:47 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 6 replies · 180+ views
    The Economist ^ | September 12, 2008
    America's fight against terror, seven years after the September 11th attacks AT THE most basic level the “war on terror”—a label many reject—over the past seven years has been successful. There has not been an assault on the American mainland since the September 11th attacks, remembered on their anniversary with a visit to “ground zero” by the two candidates for the presidency, Barack Obama and John McCain. But with two American-led wars in the Islamic world, al-Qaeda still thriving in Pakistan and imperfections in homeland security, the war has not been won. Nor will it ever be, in a conventional...
  • "We need more Muslim babies ... then we can take over Britain"

    09/12/2008 9:44:10 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 39 replies · 266+ views
    TheSun ^ | September 12, 2008 | By ANTHONY FRANCE
    "A HATE fanatic has boasted that Muslims will one day conquer Britain — by having more BABIES. Speaking at a rally marking 9/11, Anjem Choudary bragged that a birth explosion would let followers of Islam take control of the country. Undercover Sun investigators secretly recorded Choudary telling a young and impressionable audience that they would eventually rule under strict Sharia law. And our team listened in chilled silence as he predicted: “Islam is superior and will never be surpassed. The flag of Islam will rise over Downing Street.” Lawyer Choudary also said it would be easy for vast numbers of...
  • Obama Ad Mocks McCain’s War Injuries (the reason he doesn’t use a computer)

    09/12/2008 7:16:29 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 70 replies · 654+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 09/12/08
    The Barack Obama campaign is attacking rival John McCain for being computer illiterate. However, it looks like the Obama forces are the ones in need of a lesson in online research.In a new advertisement, Obama attempts to portray McCain as “out of touch” for not using a computer. However, according to Jonah Goldberg, writing at National Review, it only took a few minutes of “googling” to find out why the Republican doesn’t surf the net: “The reason he doesn't send email is that he can't use a keyboard because of the relentless beatings he received from the Viet Cong in...
  • US hits compound in North Waziristan

    09/12/2008 6:57:15 PM PDT · by flyfree · 28 replies · 301+ views
    The US military conducted another airstrike inside Pakistan's lawless tribal agencies. The target of the strike was an al Qaeda-linked group called Al Badar, which is run by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Unmanned Predator aircraft launched several missiles in the early morning at a target in the village of Tol Khel on the outskirts of Miramshah, the administrative seat of North Waziristan. Twelve members of Al Badar (or Al Badr) were reported killed and 14 were reported wounded in the attack, according to AFP. Al Badar is a Kashmiri terrorist group supported by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. The group "is reported to have training...
  • Troops at Camp Eggers Remember 9/11

    09/12/2008 4:27:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 248+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Seaman Timothy Newborn, USN
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 11, 2008 – More than 300 soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and civilians gathered today at Camp Eggers here to remember the thousands of victims who lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks against America. Servicemembers of Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan salute the colors at a remembrance ceremony at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 11, 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Tim Newborn, Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Navy Chaplain (Cmdr.) Patrick McCormick, Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan’s command chaplain, gave the invocation commencing the remembrance ceremony....
  • Reports say U.S. missiles kill 12 in Pakistan

    09/12/2008 4:35:37 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 5 replies · 201+ views
    IHT ^ | 9/12/2008 | Pir Zubair Shah and Alan Cowell Published:
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: As the American campaign against suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban militants in Pakistan's tribal areas seemed to intensify, two missiles fired from American pilotless drones killed 12 people Friday in an attack on a village compound in North Waziristan, according to a local journalist and television reports. At the same time, fighting between Pakistan security forces and militants elsewhere in the wild lands bordering Afghanistan killed 32 militants and two soldiers, The Associated Press reported, citing a Pakistan Army spokesman, Maj. Murad Khan. The missile strike was said to have taken place near Miranshah, the main settlement in...
  • 9/11 Still Affects Our Political Life

    09/12/2008 6:46:18 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 5 replies · 171+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 11, 2009 | Rick Moran
    9/11 is no longer a wedge issue that one side or the other can use as a political club. It has become part of our national story, awaiting perhaps a Scott Fitzgerald or Frank Capra to give the event a definitive place in our cultural treasure chest. September 11, 2001 belongs to all of us now in a way it didn’t just four short years ago. To dramatize that, John McCain and Barack Obama took a time out from campaigning on Thursday and visited Ground Zero in New York City. It was a simple gesture....
  • ABC News: 'Why Wasn't Michelle Obama at the 9/11 Ceremony?'

    09/12/2008 7:23:00 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 113 replies · 284+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 09/11/08 | Mike Bates
    On ABC News's Political Punch blog, senior national correspondent Jake Tapper writes "Why Wasn't Michelle Obama at the 9/11 Ceremony?" Some readers have asked me why it was that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was without spouse at the 9/11 commemoration ceremony today in New York City. After all, they point out, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was accompanied by his wife Cindy. Where was Michelle? The Obama campaign responds that Michelle was back in Chicago with her daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, since this is the first week of school. The McCain kids, incidentally, have all graduated from high school...
  • Ground Zero etiquette: A tale of two roses By Michelle Malkin (Videos inside)

    09/12/2008 8:15:22 AM PDT · by lovesdogs · 84 replies · 442+ views
    It’s a small gesture, but gestures matter at the hallowed grave site of so many murdered innocent Americans. Barack Obama flings a memorial rose at Ground Zero like he’s a kid tossing pennies into a fountain at the shopping mall — or a spectator tossing flowers at a bullfight. He doesn’t know what he’s doing. (Clueless NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg copies him.) By contrast, John McCain and his wife kneel and gently, somberly, place their roses down at the foot of the 9/11 tribute. Tons of you e-mailed me about this. Here’s the vid for the rest of you who...
  • President of AHA: Al Qaeda has been "demonized"

    09/12/2008 7:29:27 AM PDT · by varialectio · 15 replies · 145+ views
    Perspectives on History ^ | September 2008 | Gabrielle Spiegel
    It was this latter incarnation of "neomedievalism" that proffered a cache of analogies about the "medieval" nature of contemporary non-state actors, including terrorists, which subsequently influenced the reasoning behind the legal judgments expressed by the authors of the torture memos as they set about demonizing the Taliban and al Qaeda...
  • Georgia attack is 'Russia's 9/11'

    09/12/2008 8:43:15 AM PDT · by lizol · 4 replies · 186+ views
    BBC News ^ | 12 September 2008
    Georgia attack is 'Russia's 9/11' Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has described Georgia's assault on South Ossetia as Russia's 9/11. He said the world had learnt lessons from the attacks in the US on 11 September 2001 and hoped the same would happen after events in the Caucasus. Reports say Russian troops are showing signs of preparing to pull back from inside Georgia. This is in line with a ceasefire deal brokered by French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday. However, a Georgian Interior Ministry spokesman cast doubt on the preparations, saying: "There has been no sign of a withdrawal." 'Changed world'...
  • Help! Looking for the O'Bama rose "jump-shot" at the 9/11 memorial the other day.

    09/12/2008 8:41:27 AM PDT · by mark in iowa · 55 replies · 318+ views
    Can't seem to find a quality image online anywhere. It's on the front page of the Des Moines register today.
  • Consumer mood hits 8-month high in September: survey

    09/12/2008 8:41:18 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 11 replies · 123+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Friday September 12, 10:30 am ET | Steven C. Johnson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Consumer confidence soared unexpectedly to an eight-month high in September as lower fuel prices soothed inflation fears and made Americans more hopeful about the economy, a survey showed on Friday. The Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers said its preliminary index of confidence jumped to 73.1 in September, the highest since January, from 63.0 in August, for the biggest monthly jump since January 2004. September's reading was well above economists' median expectation of 64.0, according to a Reuters poll. The sunnier mood can be traced mostly to lower prices at the gas pump and consumers' one-year...
  • U.S. Firm Ambushed Again In Southern Afghanistan

    09/12/2008 8:36:13 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 108+ views
    RFE/RL ^ | September 12, 2008 | Staff
    KABUL (Reuters) -- At least 23 people were killed when Taliban insurgents ambushed a U.S. security firm convoy in southwestern Afghanistan on September 12, provincial officials said, in the second attack on the firm in as many days. Farah provincial police chief Khalilullah Rahmani said 15 of the dead were Taliban militants killed in the fighting that broke out following the ambush. Rahmani said U.S. Protection and Investigations, a firm involved in escorting supplies for coalition forces, also suffered casualties, but he had no details. "The Taliban militants attacked the convoy with heavy machine guns; four vehicles were set on...
  • Whether McCain broke 9/11 ad pledge is questioned

    09/12/2008 7:53:53 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 16 replies · 168+ views
    An independent watchdog group says that Republican John McCain's campaign aired a negative TV ad on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but a tracking company says there's no evidence of that yet. The group Factcheck.org said Friday that the Campaign Media Analysis Group, an advertising data and analysis firm, found a negative ad from the McCain campaign airing on Denver television on Thursday. That would be a violation of the pledge both the Democratic and Republican camps took to take a one-day break from attacks and traditional campaigning. But Evan Tracey of CMAG said the company's data...
  • "Always Remember" ... McCain Blogette 9/11

    09/12/2008 2:47:21 PM PDT · by Tax-chick · 24 replies · 542+ views
    McCain Blogette ^ | 9/11/08 | Meghan McCain
    Yesterday we accompanied Mom and Dad to a September 11th memorial ceremony at Ground Zero in New York City. Mom and Dad met with Senator Obama and they accompanied New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg to the temporary memorial that exists in the middle of the construction site where the towers once stood. It was a day of somber reflection and remembrance.
  • Osama Bin Laden: man of love? (Michael Scheuer treason alert)

    09/12/2008 2:41:30 PM PDT · by rmlew · 7 replies · 317+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | September 12, 2008 | Raymond Ibrahim
    While ex-CIA analyst Michael Scheuer likened Osama bin Laden to figures such as Robin Hood and Saint Francis of Assisi in his 2004 book, Imperial Hubris, one would've assumed that with the publication of The Al Qaeda Reader in 2007, which presents a very different picture of bin Laden, based on his own words, that Scheuer, at the very least, would have stopped depicting the former as nothing more than a man with grievances fighting tyranny and oppression. Yet, according to this article, in his latest book, Scheuer is now presenting Osama's writings as being similar to Thomas Jefferson's! I...
  • Freep this Poll: Is the country safer after 9/11? Y/N?

    09/12/2008 9:08:59 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 21 replies · 676+ views
    KATV (AR MSM) ^ | 12 SEP 08
    Poll needs freeping before 5PM CST broadcast: Do you believe the country is safer 7 years after 9/11? Yes 48% No 56% Total: 50 votes
  • The Day After Another Sept. 11th (Moonbat Op/Ed; Kucinich Alert!)

    09/12/2008 12:02:02 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 3 replies · 117+ views
    Madistan.com ^ | September 12, 2008 | Editorial Writer
    The various speeches, statements, and pontifications by the president and the political class arrayed around him on Thursday's seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon serve as a reminder that -- despite silly suggestions to the contrary -- nothing has changed. George Bush and Dick Cheney were running things on Sept. 11, 2001. And George Bush and Dick Cheney were still in charge on Sept. 11, 2008. Democratic leaders in the House and Senate were ridiculously deferent to Bush and Cheney on Sept. 11, 2001. Democratic leaders in the House and Senate...
  • RUSH and Sergeant Clay: Politics Not Off Limits This 9/11

    09/12/2008 12:58:45 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 3 replies · 278+ views
    www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | September 11, 2008 | Ruswh Limbaugh
    Politics Not Off Limits This 9/11 September 11, 2008 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Kelly in St. George, Utah, welcome to the EIB Network. Nice to have you with us. CALLER: Hi, Rush. RUSH: Hi. CALLER: How brilliant of you, not only to talk about September 11th like the left tells us that we can't, but to use it against them as you should and carefully outline their turpitude. RUSH: Well, thank you. If you're just joining us, I led off the program today with my thoughts on 9/11, and then my thoughts since 9/11. And I just recounted some of...
  • The World Still Blames America

    09/12/2008 3:13:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 211+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Al-Qaida's media relations department must be seething. Or rather, they must be seething beyond the usual Destroy America/Kill the Jews/Behead the Infidels/Convert-or-Die seething that is their second nature. After years of churning out throat-slitting propaganda videos, investing in the finest video editing software and studio sets, and establishing cozy relations with sympathetic international newspapers and global network news channels, the jihadists still don't get no respect from world opinion. They are the Rodney al-Dangerfields of global mass murderers. A poll released this week of more than 16,000 people in 17 nations revealed that "majorities in only nine countries believe al-Qaida...
  • Have You Forgotten?

    09/12/2008 3:19:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 142+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2008 | Mike Gallagher
    flew from New York City to Dallas, Texas this week on Sept. 11th. Come to think of it, this is about the third or fourth time I've flown on the anniversary of 9/11. And each time I've done so, the reaction to flying on a commercial airplane from my fellow passengers gets less and less. The first time I flew somewhere on a 9/11 anniversary it was Sept. 11, 2002. One year from the fateful day. And passengers were tense. Flight attendants were nervous. The airline personnel clearly acted differently than usual. But as the years go by, the apprehension...
  • Future Tense (Oliver North)

    09/11/2008 9:06:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies · 115+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2008 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON -- This week, Americans observed the seventh anniversary of the worst attack on U.S. soil in our nation's history, with memorial services for the 3,000 of our countrymen who perished Sept. 11, 2001. This week's commemorations also should remind us that the failure to act against a clear and present danger can have extremely dire consequences. That's what happened for eight years with Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida movement. Unfortunately, now it's happening again, with Tehran. In February 2006, I interviewed Dr. David Kay, an internationally respected arms expert, for a Fox News' "War Stories" documentary on the Manhattan Project....
  • FOX News Poll: War on Terror Remains a Major Concern

    09/11/2008 10:45:55 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 1 replies · 92+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Sept. 11, 2009 | Matt London
    Seven years after the events of September 11, eight out of 10 Americans - 81 percent - believe the war on terrorism is at least as important today as it was just after the attacks. Yet, while 72 percent of voters say they are concerned about terrorist attacks, those worries now rank behind other issues troubling voters, such as the nation's economy and gas prices. While it may seem the threat of terrorist attacks is foremost on the minds of Americans, it falls behind other concerns such as the nation's economy (93 percent concerned), gas prices (87 percent concerned), the...
  • Michelle Obama absent from 9/11 ceremony to be home with girls for 1st week of school. But...

    09/11/2008 11:33:54 PM PDT · by IDRATHERNOT · 210 replies · 1,959+ views
    Conspiciously absent from September 11th memorial service, the Obama campaign claimed Michelle Obama was home with her children for the 1st week of school. However, on Sep. 10th, she spent most of the day at a "Working Mothers" roundtable in Fishers, Indiana (a 3.5 hour drive from Chicago). FISHERS, Ind. — More evidence Indiana is in play this presidential election year: the Obama campaign focused on the state again Wednesday. This time it was Michelle Obama, right in the heart of Republican territory.
  • Remembrance Archive: Free Republic Threads From 9-11-01

    02/01/2002 9:08:43 PM PST · by Starrgaizr · 501 replies · 41,754+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 9-11-01 | FReepers
    Upon request, I have collected links to many of the earliest threads from September 11, 2001 below. I reviewed threads from the very first FR report (http://www.freeRepublic.com/focus/fr/520255/posts)through thread number 520326. Feel free to add other significant threads, including photo archives. Bumping this thread periodically instead of the original threads will also avoid scaring people with the headlines. Bookmark this thread, and bump it from time to time when the nation and the press seems to forget why we need resolve in the face of evil. Forgive some of the early misinformation and broken photo links, and recall the horror and ...
  • Palin Links Iraq to 9/11, A View Discarded by Bush (WA Post Hit Piece)

    09/11/2008 8:29:07 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 35 replies · 258+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2008 | Anne E. Kornblut
    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska, Sept. 11 -- Gov. Sarah Palin linked the war in Iraq with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, telling an Iraq-bound brigade of soldiers that included her son that they would "defend the innocent from the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans." The idea that Iraq shared responsibility with al-Qaeda for the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, once promoted by Bush administration officials, has since been rejected even by the president himself. On any other day, Palin's statement would almost certainly have drawn a sharp...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush... (Photos and news) 09-11-08

    09/11/2008 8:39:13 PM PDT · by snugs · 85 replies · 364+ views
    The President and Vice President attended remembrance service at the Whtie House and the Pentagon today. At the Pentagon a permanent memorial was dedicated Sarah Palin got a hero's welcome in Fairbanks Alaska lst night and today an interview she had with Charles Gibson was aired.. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2079983/posts Enjoy Sanity Island