Talking Points

January 30, 2007

9/11 – Was it Really all That Bad?

Filed under: Talking Points memo — talkingpoints @ 6:41 am

LA Times Op Ed says that America may have overreacted to the 9/11 attacks – that’s the subject of today’s Talking Points memo. 

The struggling LA Times has seen fit to print a article by David Bell, History Professor and Johns Hopkins and contributor to the New Republic magazine, scolded America for over reacting to 9/11. 

Mr. Bell admits that the people who attacked us in 2001, are indeed, hate filled fanatics who would like nothing better than to destroy this country. 

He acknowledges that Islamic extremists can certainly do huge amounts of harm around the world.  But then he says, “. . . it’s quite different to suggest that they can threaten the existence of the United States.  Americans,  particularly on the right have failed to make this distinction,” says the enlighten professor. 

Mr. Bell says “of course the 9/11 attacks also conjured up the possibility of far deadlier attacks to come.”  But, writes he, “ . . . Islamic terrorists have come close to employing weapons other than knives, guns and conventional explosives.  A war it may be, but does it really disserve comparison to World War II and its 50 million dead?  Not every advisory is an apocalyptic threat.” 

Yep, that’s it my friends,  the terrorist just hijacked a few planes, they flew them into skyscrapers and murdered thousands; and they crippled our economy.  And those of us, particularly on the right, why we dared support all out war on all these mild infractions civility. 

Yes, we over reacted. 

Mr. Bell sets the same mind set that under pins the democrats cut-n-run defeatism, which in fuels the drive-by-media. 

America!  We are the worlds evil.

It’s the very mindset which underestimated terrorists in the first place, leading to 9/11 – which is found particularly on the left. 

The lesson America needs to be taught. 

And that’s the memo.


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