Truer words never written

In nine years on three blogs, I have stated the obvious: we have played right into Osama bin Laden’s plan to destroy America. But, then, I don’t have the name recognition of a Ted Koppel.

DemWit recommends you read the following:

“Nine years after 9/11, let’s stop playing into bin Laden’s hands,” Ted Koppel, The Washington Post, 12 September 2010: LINK


At the top of DemWit’s sidebar, you will find a link to a recent Gallup survey. Here are the headline and the subhead on the article:

“Nine Years After 9/11, Few See Terrorism as Top U.S. Problem”

“One percent see it as a problem today, down from 46 percent in 2001”

Oh, it’s a problem, as Mr. Koppel points out. Only next time it won’t come from fuel-filled airliners piloted by madmen.

And, what do Americans consider our top problems today? Iraq and the economy. The correlation between the two is indisputable.


B.J. said...

This is a first: DemWit is interested in your comments on Mr. Koppel’s words. Thanks!

tnlib said...

Thanks for calling our attention to Koppel's article but, to be honest, I just don't know what to think. I don't know enough, partly because it's such a complicated matter and there are so many different theories and opinions that I'm incapable of keeping up with them and partly because I just don't understand it all.

Mainly, I think, it just scares me pea green and popeyed to think about what our future holds.

Sue said...

BJ, Great article by Koppel, I am in agreement with every word of it. What Bush did in the very beginning with the search for bin Laden and what followed with his war of choice, Iraq. This is why it's called terror, we feared another attack which made our country over react and get involved in 2 hideous wars that have not done a thing to thwart another attack. It's all too much to comprehend,
but I'm grateful I did not lose a family member in the wars or I would probably be insane today.

tiny said...

Tiny agrees with Ted Koppel 100%. She said before the the supreme court appointed GW Bush to the oval office that everyone who voted for him was voting for war in Iraq. He kept saying on the campaign trail he would take Saddam out "because he tried to kill my dad."

Tiny was against going into Iraq and was very vocal about it. The inspectors kept telling us there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, no connection to bin Laden and the whole nine yards. Saddan would not allow any of bin Laden's group in Iraq. He feared them and would execute any that entered there.

Gen. Franks followed orders and lead the troops into Iraq, then retired as fast as he could. GW didn't listen to those who knew Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.

How long will the United States have to deal with the problems created by the invasion of Iraq? It's anyone's guess. Because we are not as safe as we were before playing into bin Laden's plans. And if the neo-cons get back in control of DC, we never will be.