9-11 & KATRINA: DISASTROUS EXPERIMENTS
IN DEMOCTATIC PARTY LIBERALISM
By Christopher G. Adamo
Liberals are already engaging in an enormous amount of reflection. And they plan to do much more, but only if they can completely control the manner in which America recalls the original events. If they are successful, Republicans could take a major hit from the memorial.
But, in truth, rather than run from the recollection of either incident, Republicans ought to loudly trumpet both in their true context, trumpeting them as grim reminders of the tragedy that can occur when America becomes too distracted from real dangers, whether natural or man-made, that the nation will regularly and inevitably face.
Neither situation could be characterized as totally unexpected. Rather, consistent warnings were voiced for years, and even decades, that such calamities would likely eventuate, and that the nation could best cope with situations of their nature by properly preparing in advance.
And in neither case was any such preparation made. The real root causes were those that resulted from the misguided devotion of the American political Left to the Liberal political agenda, which invariably benefits the Leftwing Liberal leadership at the expense of everyone else.
Furthermore, in the case of the 9-11 attacks as well as in the case of Hurricane Katrina, all of the post-mortem “soul searching” has itself revealed that those chiefly responsible remain totally unrepentant, and are absolutely unwilling to rectify any contributing lapses, even if their obstinacy means leaving the nation highly susceptible to a recurrence.
Particularly in regard to 9-11, the recent exposure of a massive terrorist plot in England clearly indicates that the perpetrators of the 2001 attacks are indeed planning more strikes that would eclipse even the horrendous death and mayhem of that awful day. Yet Leftwing Liberal/Democratic Party finger pointing seems far more motivated by the anticipated fallout in the upcoming elections than by any concern for the safety of the American people.
Nor should the nation be anything but outraged at such transparent, politically motivated efforts as the so-called “9-11 Commission.” America cannot afford to be less than forthright in its efforts to determine and correct the grave security lapses that left it vulnerable to the plotting of the terrorists. Here again, another, far more sinister, purpose drove certain of the Commission’s members.
For starters, it was hopelessly tainted by the dubious participation of former President Bill Clinton's crony, Jamie Gorelick, who quickly proved that her entire purpose was to deflect culpability from where it truly belonged, which was with the philandering and bungling actions of the Clinton administration.
Throughout the 1990s, the storm clouds of Islamism gathered, with occasional terrorist acts being mounted against the United States. Yet, during that entire period, Bill Clinton’s main reaction to the looming threat was to determine how best to “spin” it for political gain. In retrospect, this will be the grim reality of his “legacy.”
Thoroughly politicized though it may have been, as the 9-11 Commission proceeded in its work, it became apparent that the threats to America had not materialized overnight, and therefore could not be blamed on the fledgling Bush administration or its new Attorney General, John Ashcroft.
Yet, the effort was made to affix just such blame. As a result, Ashcroft himself was called to testify. But, rather than accepting the premise of his attackers and becoming defensive, he bluntly pointed to panel member Gorelick as the chief culprit in the bungling of intelligence. And no amount of criminal destruction of evidence by Sandy Berger will ever erase that truth.
Likewise, the Katrina fiasco ensued as a byproduct of previous and long standing bureaucratic corruption and incompetence, perpetrated with complete disregard for the very widely accepted knowledge that a large storm would eventually strike New Orleans.
In truth, the storm brought no surprises, except that, during the time which should have been devoted to preparation, the New Orleans government misdirected funds and indulged itself in every luxury, except that of shoring up its levees and infrastructure.
As a consistent Liberal Leftist Democratic Party politician, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin steadfastly refuses to take responsibility for the fiasco that ensued. Instead, to this day, he still makes excuses and blames others, even to the point of invoking the absolutely predictable “race card.” So nothing has changed. Sadly, owing to the willingness of that city’s residents to reelect Nagin, nothing will change.
Instead of righting such wrongs, the entirety of the supposed “fix” is, as it always has been, demand for enormous sums of money with no accountability. After months of corruption and scandalous misuse of emergency funds in the wake of the hurricane, it is glaringly obvious that New Orleans needs more such “aid” about as much as it needed more school buses. The problem prior to the storm was not financial, and it is not financial now.
Contrary to the media hype that has already commenced, and will undoubtedly continue, as long as the political Left believes it can garner any political gain from either tragic situation, Republicans have good reason to directly face the Democratic Party and its Liberal Leftist politicians. Together, 9-11 and Katrina showcase the real results reaped from a shortsighted and self-serving approach to public problems.
Despite all of their phony tears, “commiserating” political hacks on the Left never intended to fix or address those problems either before or after thousands of Americans lost their lives. Rather, they remain determined to empower themselves, ultimately at the expense of those whose interests they are sworn to serve. And, if they regain their majorities in Congress in the November, 2006, elections, the nation can only expect more of the same.
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Islamism & Jihadism -- The Threat of Radical Islam
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Islamist Terrorist Attacks on the U.S.A.
Osama bin Laden & the Islamist Declaration of War
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Christopher G. Adamo is a freelance writer who lives in southeastern Wyoming and works in the field of industrial instrumentation.
He is actively involved in Wyoming's political process, serving as a delegate to successive Wyoming State Republican Conventions
and as a member of the Wyoming State Republican Central Committee. He has assisted Republican candidates for local and state
legislatures and for the United States Congress. His articles, which appear regularly in The Progressive Conservative, U.S.A.,
and on a number of other websites, reflect a major concern with the damage being done to Conservatism and Conservative causes by
the Liberal Leftist faction in the Republican Party as well as by the much larger and more powerful Liberal Leftist faction in the
Democratic Party. During the early and middle 1990s, Adamo was Editor of the Wyoming Christian Coalition's official news organ,
The Wyoming Christian.
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