AVONDALE, La. — Thousands of people, including families of those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, gathered Saturday for an at-times chilling and rallying service to christen a Navy ship built with twisted steel from the ruins of the World Trade Center.
The hulking grey USS New York, which abruptly rose from the horizon, bore a seal on the bow bearing 7.5 tons of steel from the site. The shield included two gray bars to symoblize the Twin Towers; a banner over that declared “Never Forget.”
‘Never Forget’. We said that in the days after September 11, 2001. The nation was united. How quickly we went back to American Idol, Brittney Spears and political posturing.
The Left in this country, who blamed George Bush for not keeping us safe, wails and knashes their teeth over waterboarding, fights to prevent us from listening in on terrorists who wish us harm. Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat leadership, to molify their Code Pink base , refuse to bring to the floor a FISA bill to allow us to continue to ‘connect the dots’ that President Bush was slammed mercilessly for not doing. Instead, they went on vacation. And bring White House aides up on contempt charges in a matter that belongs purely in the Executive purvue. And have hearings on steroids in baseball. Anything but national security. Now, however, it may be that they are coming around to bring the bill to a vote.
Good for them, right? Not exactly. Here’s the political posturing I was railing about a minute ago. Hot Air has the story that they are splitting it into two parts, to give their membership cover. It lets them vote no on the thing, while still getting it passed. Yeah, they finally got their sorry butts in gear, maybe, after a couple of weeks of us using 30 year old laws to deal with modern telecommunications and modern terrorists. But we have to deal with them posturing, letting the law lapse. They had six months to do the damn thing, then when it was running out, they claimed they needed two more weeks. The Senate realized what was at stake. The Democrat leadership gave some up, and the President gave some up, and they passed their version of the thing. It passed. 68-29.
House, just do the right thing, and get this done. This is part of ‘Never Forget’.