Its War

Yesterday was a day of remembrance and I tried to stay out of any political fights, I failed at the end of the day but ah well. I am only human. I did manage to hold off my anger at seeing some of the news articles that were on the web yesterday and I also held off commenting on Obama’s 9/11 decision to make yesterday a National Day of Service and his Proclamation that went along with it.

Obama says in his Proclamation:
“We must apprehend all those who perpetrated these heinous crimes, seek justice for those who were killed, and defend against all threats to our national security.”

As Andrew McCarthy at National Review Online correctly points out:
“No, Mr. President, these are acts of war. What’s “heinous” is not to see that. And these acts of war, we have learned, happen when we treat such atrocities as if they were mere crimes. It emboldens our enemies to know that we won’t defend ourselves vigorously. How shameful to pick today of all days to display for all to see — including our enemies — that we’ve forgotten that lesson. I shudder to think what it will take to relearn it.”

The Left of this Country has never quite gotten it. Each time we were attacked during the Clinton Administration, it was treated as a crime and each time it had no effect on our enemies planning future attacks. After 9/11, the Bush Administration realized it was a war and treated it that way, and the Left still didn’t get it. They still wanted to call it a crime, they still wanted to treat it as a crime and the few times they used the word “war” was to call Bush and Cheney “war criminals.” (See they still managed to tie-in crime)

If the Left wants to prove they are serious about National Security for a change, why not take the first step and show the rest of us you understand the difference between crime and war.

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