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Old 08-10-2007, 03:38 PM   #1
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Philly Daily News: America needs another 9/11

http://www.philly.com/dailynews/colu...ther_9_11.html

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Stu Bykofsky | To save America, we need another 9/11
ONE MONTH from The Anniversary, I'm thinking another 9/11 would help America.

What kind of a sick bastard would write such a thing?

A bastard so sick of how splintered we are politically - thanks mainly to our ineptitude in Iraq - that we have forgotten who the enemy is.

It is not Bush and it is not Hillary and it is not Daily Kos or Bill O'Reilly or Giuliani or Barack. It is global terrorists who use Islam to justify their hideous sins, including blowing up women and children.

Iraq has fractured the U.S. into jigsaw pieces of competing interests that encourage our enemies. We are deeply divided and division is weakness.

Most Americans today believe Iraq was a mistake. Why?

Not because Americans are "anti-war."

Americans have turned their backs because the war has dragged on too long and we don't have the patience for a long slog. We've been in Iraq for four years, but to some it seems like a century. In contrast, Britain just pulled its soldiers out of Northern Ireland where they had been, often being shot at, almost 40 years.

That's not the American way.

In Iraq, we don't believe our military is being beaten on the battleground. It's more that there is no formal "battleground." There is the drip of daily casualties and victory is not around the corner. Americans are impatient. We like fast food and fast war.

Americans loved the 1991 Gulf War. It raged for just 100 hours when George H.W. Bush ended it with a declaration of victory. He sent a half-million troops into harm's way and we suffered fewer than 300 deaths.

America likes wars shorter than the World Series.




Bush I did everything right, Bush II did everything wrong - but he did it with the backing of Congress.

Because the war has been a botch so far, Democrats and Republicans are attacking one another, when they aren't attacking themselves. The dialog of discord echoes across America.

Turn back to 9/11.

Remember the community of outrage and national resolve? America had not been so united since the first Day of Infamy - 12/7/41.

We knew who the enemy was then.

We knew who the enemy was shortly after 9/11.

Because we have mislaid 9/11, we have endless sideshow squabbles about whether the surge is working, if we are "safer" now, whether the FBI should listen in on foreign phone calls, whether cops should detain odd-acting "flying imams," whether those plotting alleged attacks on Fort Dix or Kennedy airport are serious threats or amateur bumblers. We bicker over the trees while the forest is ablaze.

America's fabric is pulling apart like a cheap sweater.

What would sew us back together?

Another 9/11 attack.

The Golden Gate Bridge. Mount Rushmore. Chicago's Wrigley Field. The Philadelphia subway system. The U.S. is a target-rich environment for al Qaeda.

Is there any doubt they are planning to hit us again?

If it is to be, then let it be. It will take another attack on the homeland to quell the chattering of chipmunks and to restore America's righteous rage and singular purpose to prevail.

The unity brought by such an attack sadly won't last forever.

The first 9/11 proved that. *

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And then we can finally be strong enough to win the war in Iraq before we get ourselves into a quagmire in Iran or N Korea over 9/11.2 !
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What an asshole.
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Another terrorist attack would only induce a lot of finger pointing.

Here in Mpls, the 35W bridge hadn't been collapsed for more than 24 hours and it was already a republican/democrat political issue.
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The hardest part of his logic to follow is why he thinks a terrorist attack on Septa would impair Septa's functionality any more than Septa impairs its own functionality.
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He says we knew who the enemy was after 9/11, but based on Iraq we apparently didn't.

Fast-forward to the next 9/11, we're attacked by terrorists based in let's say Iran...and in response we attack...Greece?
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Politcal Arguing > Dead People, jackass. What a stupid thing to say. Maybe he should write a follow up stating that what we need is a leader that will fucking lead, not play politics. Stupid ass thing to say.
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He says we knew who the enemy was after 9/11, but based on Iraq we apparently didn't.

Fast-forward to the next 9/11, we're attacked by terrorists based in let's say Iran...and in response we attack...Greece?
Right, except for you have it backwards. If the next terrorist attack is based in Greece, Poland, Jamaica, or pretty much anywhere but N. Korea we will attack Iran in response.
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The hardest part of his logic to follow is why he thinks a terrorist attack on Septa would impair Septa's functionality any more than Septa impairs its own functionality.
So true.

And he mentions Wrigley Field. It has been terrorized by a "goat" for years. What could Al Qaeda do?
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So true.

And he mentions Wrigley Field. It has been terrorized by a "goat" for years. What could Al Qaeda do?
Dammit! You beat me to it! I would shed no tears if Wrigley Field suddenly imploded in the dead of winter when no one was around.


This guy has a warped sense of logic.
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He says we knew who the enemy was after 9/11, but based on Iraq we apparently didn't.

Fast-forward to the next 9/11, we're attacked by terrorists based in let's say Iran...and in response we attack...Greece?
Wrong. We would attack Iran, just like we did Afghanistan after we were attacked by Afghanistan. Nice try.
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Dammit! You beat me to it! I would shed no tears if Wrigley Field suddenly imploded in the dead of winter when no one was around.


This guy has a warped sense of logic.
Oh come on Wrigley Field is the 2nd best of the old parks, it's a gorgeous place. Now if Shea Stadium exploded in the dead of winter and no one was around... wait aren't we gonna do this anyway? Maybe NYC can get together with Ron Paul (he of the govt-will-engineer-a-terrorist-attack fame) and Stu and they can make the Shea demolition into a spontaneous-looking terrorist attack for the good of the nation and the bad of Iran.
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Hey 2861 what blue state are you in?

(my guesses: Texas, Mississippi, Alabama or Wyoming?)
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Big Grin leah is back in her old form! :up:

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Oh come on Wrigley Field is the 2nd best of the old parks, it's a gorgeous place.
Bear with her....she probably thinks "the cell" is a better ballpark.
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Wrong. We would attack Iran, just like we did Afghanistan after we were attacked by Afghanistan. Nice try.
Afghanistan attacked you? When?
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just like we did Afghanistan after we were attacked by Afghanistan. Nice try.
I think you go down as the poster with the most uninformed entries and incorrect information in one day.
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