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Published: Saturday, Sept. 10 2011 5:27 p.m. MDT

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Whatever our response is, we own it. It is our manifestation of how effective those dozen or so terrorists were. To this day, I don't understand how Iraq figured into that response.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

Here is the long term impact.

1.While this narrative is emotionally compelling, the facts of flight 93 remain open for debate. For starters, there are too many inconsistencies with the notion that cell phone calls could have been made from the plane that day.

2.The attacks destroyed both towers of the World Trade Center, as well as adjacent buildings: This seems to acknowledge Building 7 a building that was not mentioned by the 9-11 Commission report. Building 7 was undeniably a controlled demolition, never having been hit by a plane. WTC lease-owner Larry Silverstein is even on video admitting to the planned demolition.

3.The attacks targeted symbols of Americas success and were intended to assail its noble principles, values and freedoms. Since 9/11, the United States has grossly assailed its own principles, values, and freedoms in the reaction to the attacks through preemptive wars, torture, removal of Habeas Corpus, and all of the atrocities to freedom that the PATRIOT Act and the Department of Homeland Security have inflicted. The current principles dont seem so noble when your child is being fondled by the TSA.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

4.Memorials have been constructed to honor the victims of these attacks and to pay tribute to the heroic action of those who have served our communities and our country: First responders who risked their lives were first deceived about the air quality by the EPA, made to fight and beg for sufficient health care, run through a terror watch list, and have been denied a place at 10th Anniversary Ceremony, which is supposedly being given to honor courage and resolve. Quite a tribute!

5.10 years after 9/11, 2001, the U.S. continues to fight terrorists and other extremists. All major terror groups, and their actions most notably Al Qaeda have in fact been supported by the U.S. government, while the anti-terror apparatus now ignores even its own justification by turning it on average, law-abiding, peaceful Americans. Are we supposed to honor that this misguided war continues with no end in sight?

6.Numerous laws have been enacted to assist victims of terrorism, combat terrorism at home and abroad, and support members of the Armed Forces: The American government lied them into wars of aggression.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

7.To express gratitude to the efforts of personnel involved in the removal of Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden had been dead 9 times over before the staged hoax of his removal. His initial training and funding provably came from the CIA, and the FBI could never provide evidence of his involvement in the September 11th attacks. At this point, who cares about bin Laden anyway? He seems to be just one of the many puppets being used to continue the phony War on Terror.

8. The terrorist attacks that have occurred around the world since 9/11/01 remind us of the hateful inhumanity of terrorism: Excellent point, so long as the Western-backed NATO humanitarian missions are included as terrorist attacks being referred to.

9. The Nation is indebted to all personnel serving in war zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan in advancement of national interests. The interests served are actually global corporate interests, not American interests, as they have provably weakened America financially and morally.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

10.Thousands of families have lost loved ones in the defense of freedom and liberty against the tyranny of terror and not diminished the pain caused by the senseless loss of 3,000 persons killed on 9/11/01. They were not the only ones. Mass tyrannical invasions and drone strikes have killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions more around the world. Its true that freedom fighters, defending their homeland from outside invasion, have been tortured and maimed. Wait, whos defending freedom and liberty, and who is initiating violence and tyranny?
This Resolution is an appalling attempt to convince the nation to lie to itself, despite polls which continue to show that a majority of Americans think we overreacted, overspent and weakened ourselves through the War on Terror. This proposal by Eric Cantor wishes to enshrine a false view of both history and the present . . . and set it in stone for the future. How can America hope to reverse the race downhill to tyranny and infamy without analyzing facts? We need to voice our outrage over this despicable cover-up and propagandizing of a national tragedy.

awsomeron1
Oahu, HI

One of the things that I am the least proud of is the U.S. Response to 9/11.

You come in My House and destroy my Buildings and Kill 3000 plus Non Combatents, busy at there jobs and paying taxes in part to support your foreign aid.

AS soon as I know its you, I am coming to you, for you and I am coming for you very fast and very very hard. Because you are already 2000 plus years behind the curve, lets just take you back or what left of you back to the Dawn Of Man.

But its a Terror Group!

If it is and I only somewhat believe that, the the Harboring Nation is Accountable for the actions of that Group.

I guess on Oct 20 we did respond, but that was way, way slow. Kabul should have been way dust by then.

Our desire and our will to move and respond quickly was somewhat in question.

We needed to move quicker, faster, deeper and harder then we did. Stuff should have been falling within hours. Not 6 Weeks. Destroy then talk, enemy is much more likely to listen.

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Colorado Springs, CO

Wow!

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