SEARCH BLOG: POLITICS
Looking back seven years to the tragedy that struck America, it is difficult to watch how politics has colored the event. It is almost as if some Americans forgot who attacked us and instead saw President George Bush as the enemy... and acted accordingly.
In fact, I still get emails from nut-jobs who claim that President Bush, et al, planned and carried out the attacks.In an obvious politics-as-usual ploy to regain power, Democrats began to vilify President Bush and Vice President Cheney while simultaneously attempted to cut off key funding for our Middle East military efforts. Democrats took great pains to push their anti-surge effort and now very reluctantly say it was a success ... although not necessary to implement their position that the U.S. should quickly end its war efforts in Iraq.
This issue has quietly returned to the background as the U.S. presidential campaign winds down. It's difficult to tout your experience in foreign affairs when you were so wrong on basic strategies.
Regardless, several months ago, I pondered this: what if... on 9-11-01 instead of the terrorists successfully attacking America's financial heart at the World Trade Center... and instead of the terrorists successfully attacking America's military heart at the Pentagon... what if they had only been successful attacking America's political heart at the Capital Building?
Would all of those fine senators and representatives and conspiracy nuts be saying what they are saying now about how expensive and unnecessary the military efforts have been since then?
And yes, we are are thankful this did not happen.