“Whoever they are, goddamn their eyes.”
That note from our friend Bushmills yesterday on the subject of the terror attack in Boston. Hear, hear. From Fox News to the Massachusetts and Federal government officials to the ‘fifteen minutes of fame’ citizens in Boston being interviewed 24/7, It’s all “How do you feel about everything, isn’t everybody a hero? The police and fire department and dogcatcher and Eric Holder and Barack Obama are so wonderful.”
The US District Attorney had to not only tell us how diligently her people were working and how she had personally spoken to Eric Holder on the telephone, but to describe her feelings about the humanity of it all and everybody holding hands and singing kumbaya and helping each other, and pulling together.THAT’S NOT HER FREAKING JOB.
It’s Bush’s fault. Yes, he prosecuted the war on terror but at the outset he said everybody needs to go on with their lives and we can’t let the terrorists change how we live or they have won. Sure, there is some truth to that but the message was taken too literally by too many people. It was a perfect segue for Obama to quit calling it a war on terror and start referring to it as a criminal justice matter.
Do you remember your WW2 history? Did life in these United States go on as usual? Not by a long shot. And there wasn’t even an attack on the continental US. There was gas and steel and sugar and other rationing. Major sporting events were cancelled. They quit minting coins with needed metals, and so on. There was a huge draft and the US, in cahoots with its allies, went “over there” and not only defeated Nazi Germany but eliminated Nazism and all who prosecuted it from the face of the earth. There was continual propaganda in the US from the government and the media. The American people, as one, vowed to kick some German ass, and some Italian ass while they were at it. Entirely separate from the Asian war, in which America vowed revenge and killed millions of Japanese to drive the point home.
America started to work up a good mad on after 9/11, but immediately the media and the lefty America haters started the ‘don’t hate the practitioner’s’ or you’re just a hater’ campaign and the outreach efforts were on. It was all downhill from there, and since Obama began withdrawing from the Middle East, Al Quiada has done nothing but strengthen itself.
Until we as a nation get a really good mad on again, and throw the rules of engagement book out the window and start talking about killing people and breaking things, more innocent Americans are going to continue to die, both here and abroad.
Bush said the enemy was the terrorists and those who harbor terrorists. Those who harbor terrorists takes in a lot of territory. It’s as big a theater as …..World War 2.
Over there, over there,
Send the word, send the word over there –
That the Yanks are coming,
The Yanks are coming,
The drums rum-tumming
So prepare, say a prayer,
Send the word, send the word to beware.
We’ll be over, we’re coming over,
And we won’t come back till it’s over
Johnnie, get your gun,
Get your gun, get your gun,
Johnnie show the Hun
Who’s a son of a gun.
Hoist the flag and let her fly,
Yankee Doodle do or die.
Pack your little kit,
Show your grit, do your bit.
Yankee to the ranks,
From the towns and the tanks.
Make your mother proud of you,
And the old Red, White and Blue.
George M. Cohan