Fixing the Blame For 9-11and the War
Or, how about the free speech argument we heard in New Jersey when Joseph Kyle, the Parsippany High School teacher, was having President Bush tried for "war crimes” in his senior government class. But, now we have Democrats, including Congressman. Bill Pascrell (NJ-8), demanding Scholastic Inc. and ABC keep The Path to 9-11 out of America's classrooms. Why the change of heart?
Obviously, we haven’t seen the film, but we’re almost certain the docu-drama will show the perpetrators of 9-11 to be Al-Qaeda. Perhaps that’s the problem, the Democrats blame game is under attack.
Everything was just fine by Democrats when the Bush administration and the United States were being bashed over 9-11 and the war in the news, films and books. No howls of protest and demands for scrupulous accuracy from the usual suspects under those circumstances.
Lately, various crazy 9-11 conspiracy theories have been gaining traction and Democrats, especially those on the far left, have been fanning the flames. Along comes a TV show that apparently puts these ludicrous notions to bed and all hell breaks lose.
The blame game and conspiracy theories had gotten so out of hand that Osma bin Laden felt compelled to release his own new video proving Al-Qaeda was responsible for the attacks on 9-11.. So enough of the finger pointing and endless speculation of who could have done what when – the 9-11 attacks were carried out by Al-Qaeda. There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind where the blame should rest.
Using the 9-11 Commission Report and subsequent Intelligence Committee reports as weapons of mass destruction against government agencies or the Clinton and Bush administrations is counterproductive. Fixing American problems, not American blame should be the goal of our efforts.
We are at war; the least we could all do is agree on the enemy - Islamic fascists. The definitive history of this war will be written sometime well into the future, we would prefer it be written by the United States of America. If that proves not to be the case, then we will have no one to blame but ourselves.