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“9/11? Get over it…”

Posted by cann0nba11 on September 11, 2006

[originally posted 9/11/06]

I am taken aback when I hear that someone can actually utter these words.

It sickens me to the core. Anyone that is shallow enough to say such a thing should be dropped off in Iran or Pakistan for just a few days to see what life is like for the people that are trying to kill us. If they manage to keep their heads connected to their bodies they might develop a newfound respect for and awareness of the country that allows them to live comfortably enough to be clueless about the realities around them.

I’m not talking about those who are trying to cope with 9/11, trying to ‘get over’ their grief. I’m talking about the clueless twentysomethings (and even thirtysomethings) that care more about the big game, or who’s banging who on Big Brother, than they do about the security of our country and their own damned future. Maybe it’s because I’m in Texas, and deep down inside many Texans couldn’t care less about what happens up there in <>Texas accent> Ne-ew Yark Citay . Maybe they would think differently of 9/11 if 3,000 people were killed 80 miles up the road in Austin instead of 1,600 miles up the road. I grew up about a 90 minute drive from New York City, maybe my subconsious homing beacon is getting the best of me.

I’ve also hear people say that George W. Bush and his administration are responsible for 9/11. In fact, CNN posted a poll on the topic. (source) Yeah right. Let’s do some simple math to clear this one up.

Question: How long did it take Al Qaeda to fund, plan and prepare for the 9/11 attacks?
Answer: Probably more than eight months. A few years sounds more accurate.

Does that sound reasonable? If so, move to round two. If not, I’m surprised you are smart enough to read in the first place.

Question: How long was Bush in office when the 9/11 attacks took place?
Answer: Eight months.

There is no way that the 9/11 attacks are due to GWB or his adminsitration. Yet, the CNN poll shows that the number of people that think Bush is responsible for 9/11 is actually increasing. True, polls don’t mean much and the political bias of CNN has been recognized for years, but the fact that this poll question even exists is scary to me. Then again, CNN recently asked its viewers who would win in a debate between George W and President Anamanapea from Iran. I guess I shoudn’t expect more than this from the Crappy News Network.

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