The article by William Rivers Pitt (linked above) describes clearly how I feel about what has happened here in the US since that time. We have been and continue to be attacked by lies more than anything else--there were no weapons of mass destruction, a major "justification" for the invasion of Iraq (Iraq?? The men who commandeered the planes were mostly Saudis). The liars are still at it--still lying in their best effort to bring down President Obama. Rep Joe Wilson of SC yelled "You lie!" during the President's speech Wednesday night, but Wilson himself had his facts all wrong.
William Rivers Pitt writes:
Afghanistan started eight years ago today, as did Iraq. Bush stood before the American people on live television and told us about 26,000 liters of anthrax, 38,000 liters of botulinum toxin, 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX gas, 30,000 munitions to deliver the stuff, mobile biological weapons labs, uranium from Niger for use in a robust nuclear weapons program ("noo-clee-urr," not "nook-yuh-lurr," by the way; he never once got it right), mushroom clouds, doom, fear, and all the rest of that tremendous, deadly lie. Thousands upon thousands upon thousands upon thousands of American soldiers and Iraqi civilians were torn to pieces because of those lies, but he got away with telling them, thanks to the best day of his life: Tuesday, September 11, 2001, eight years ago today.
A French newspaper declared "We Are All Americans" on September 12, but it was all downhill after that. By the first week of October, with a pall of poison smoke still hanging over New York City, Bush declared that, "We have to counteract the shockwave of the evildoer by having individual rate cuts accelerated and by thinking about tax rebates," and the world threw up into its collective mouth. He took us to war; he took us to Hell, and we are still far, far from anything resembling recovery.