9/11 was and is a day that will never be forgotten by Americans. That day was one of our nation's greatest tragedies. And to the shame of many of our politicians, and three presidents, the attack on 9/11 is still an on-going tragedy.
The first tragedy occurred on President Clinton's watch. When all the warnings that Al-Qaeda was up to no good were ignored time and time again. Even the last major attack by Al-Qaeda, on Clinton's watch which was the attack on the USS Cole on 10/12/00 was was down played and not given the proper attention by either Clinton, and or Bush. The second tragedy. I wrote letters to Clinton and Bush and just about every other politician in Washington begging them to take some kind of preventive action, before 9/11. To not let the Cole attack and the sacrifice of our son and his mates be in vain. It did not take a military genius to realize that Al-Qaeda would attack again, but with even more loss of life for Americans. Especially after I began to educate myself in all things Al-Qaeda. After the attack on the Cole and the loss of our son, I made it my business to educate myself about Al-Qaeda. I wanted to know how a group of terrorists could successfully attack an American Ship of War and then have our so called leaders tell us that they had no idea that how such an attack could have succeeded, and that there were no signs, indications and or warnings of the attack. Those excuses were chilling and implied that we were even vulnerable here at home. And if our leaders were oblivious to what the terrorists were doing overseas, then the same would hold true for here in our own backyard.
I was stunned with all the information that we discovered concerning Al-Qaeda, and all the countries that supported them in one way or another. I had kept abreast of Bin laden before the Cole attack, but I had not even scratched the surface. I made contacts with experts on Al-Qaeda, and Yemen who were willing to talk with me. They confirmed some of the information I had discovered, and provided me with even more. Many of the sites I had originally obtained the information from had been scrubbed clean. We sent all that information to the politicians in large brown envelope's. And to my surprise a few politicians from both parties responded back to us. Saying that they were aware of the threat, and were doing everything thing they could to bring more attention and action on preventing an attack on American soil. We received your standard formatted letter from the rest of them, and or no replies back at all from some.
To their credit a few politicians, and military people were already aware of the looming threat and were trying in vain to wake up our government. But politics interfered with any successful prevention for another attack. So the tragedy of 9/11 happened. Republicans blamed Democrats, and Democrats blamed republicans. Same old story, just a different day.
And now its the 9/11 anniversary again, 9 years later. And we have two more tragedies. The fact that the trials for the terrorists have been stopped yet again. And why? Politics again. And to add insult to injury we have Americans who are more worried about the terrorists who are to stand trial, then they are for their fellow Americans. These radical liberals helped to thwart the the Military Commissions efforts at giving the terrorists a trial successfully during the Bush years in most cases. Another tragedy. And to Bush's credit he fought back as best as he could to get the terrorists to trial.
And now we have people who want to build a mosque on the site were many Americans lost their lives. Its reprehensible that someone could even think of such a cold and heartless thought, let alone actually want to do it. And yet another tragedy for the 9/11 victims and their families. I am glad that many of the 9/11 families are fighting back, and we support their efforts 100%.
But Obama has no excuse now. None, zero, zip. Yet I am more than sure that he will find one if he gives a speech on 9/11 as to why he has dragged his feet on bringing the terrorists responsible for both 10/12 and 9/11. And why he supports the Mosque being built. Or he may just conveniently stay away from those two issues.
After 9/11 our country became united that I had never seen before. I had heard tales from old timers how united the American people had been during the both World Wars. And of course read about it in history books. Nary a squeak from the radical left about the war, and or the terrorists rights right after 9/11. Of course we all know how quick that changed. But what brings me hope now is that Americans are again becoming united and are standing together again. And maybe, just maybe we will be able to stop the Mosque from being built at the 9/11 site, and another maybe is that we could finally elect someone who will bring the terrorists to trial. But I am not going to hold my breath on either of those two things happening.
And to all the Victims Families, we are sorry for your loss.