This from Josh Marshall and his fledging Talking Points Memo on Sept. 11, 2001 — unaware of even a worse horror coming:
TPM, of course, is normally all about arguments among us, among
But all of that falls deep into the background now.
And my support, and I’m sure yours too, is with our president, our armed
services, and all of those struggling mightily to save those who can still
Marshall, who now commands one of the best,Â most-insightful political sites on the Internet, was like most Americans that day, including yours truly, who watched as terror spread and infected the entire country.
(Illustration found here).
Of course, as Americans watched the events in New York, Washington DC and Pennsylvania on that fateful day eight years ago, we had no freakin’ idea of the events behind the attacks, didn’t understand the term, “Blowback,” didn’t know Osama bin Laden from dick, and sure didn’t know George Jr.’s obsession with Iraq.
AsÂ Chalmers Johnson wrote in The Nation (link on ‘Blowback’ above) on Sept. 27, 2001:
The suicidal assassins of September 11, 2001, did not “attack America,” as our political leaders and the news media like to maintain; they attacked American foreign policy.
And as Marshall wrote, all of the support went to the president and the military on that ugly day, but sonofabitch, did the attack on the Twin Towers open a horrible can of nasty, gross worms, or what?
No one in them days but a few knew of the August 2001 CIA memo ‘Bin Laden Determined to Strike in Us‘ andÂ George Jr.’s comment to the CIA briefer: “All right. You’ve covered your ass, now.”
In the wake of the 2,752 innocent US lives lost that day, one must not only remember, but keep in mind the hundreds of thousands of lives lost in the aftermath — the invasion of Afghanistan, the invasion of Iraq and the dimwitted, horror of war thrust upon the planet gained from the “support” of ignorant Americans.
And eight years later, the US is a divided, near-ugly country as the GOP has become a bottom-feeder among Americans — the epitome of one, Joe Wilson, who screamed “You lie!” during President Obama’s speech Wednesday night.
All a lie.