9/11: The Reality Stayed The Same
September 10, 2010 | Permalink
9/12 - United Statesians cowardly avoid air travel en masse, damaging the airline industry more severely and directly than terrorists could have ever hoped to do themselves. Yet they still cling to their cars which are many times more dangerous and kill more people (in this country alone) than died in 9/11 every single year.
Posted by: tpulley | Sep 11, 2010 5:35:04 PM
tpulley, can't tell whether your post is sarcasm. If it is not, you are an imbecile or worse, one who can think but chooses not to.
I was willing to travel on 9/12/01. I wanted to get home. I would have boarded the flight, defiantly. I left out of Boston on 9/10/01.
Posted by: John Galt | Sep 12, 2010 8:42:59 PM
I thought our enemies only wanted to kill us because of that preacher who wants to burn the koran.
Posted by: mike | Sep 12, 2010 9:48:41 PM
JG, from wikipedia: "... air travel decreased upon its reopening, leading to nearly a 20% cutback in air travel capacity, and exacerbating financial problems in the struggling U.S. airline industry."
In the aftermath of 9/11 I saw a great deal of fear and fear mongering while everyday Americans just put up with having their freedoms eroded and sat back while a misdirected war (iraq) that undermined our country launched. I did not have the impression that I was living in the land of the free or the home of the brave.
Posted by: tpulley | Sep 13, 2010 1:54:54 AM
tpulley, try to get your facts straight for a change. The country we invaded after 9/11 was Afghanistan. We should have left after toppling the Taliban, but here we are, 9 years later, supporting a country whose basic law (sharia) is diametrically opposed to our own, and is overflowing with men who like to have sex with boys (look it up for yourself).
I will agree, to an extent, with your "freedoms eroded" line: airport security was increased, which was natural enough. The problem, of course, is due to our national unofficial ideology of non-discrimination, we couldn't do the smart thing and take Flying While Moslem as the threat it clearly is; no, we had to treat everyone, from toddlers to grandmothers, regardless of race, as equally likely to be terrorists. Insane.
Iraq was not the greatest threat in the area: Iran was, and still is. I don't have a problem with getting rid of Saddam Hussein, who was an extraordinarily evil man, but I do have a problem with our still being there. We should have left, telling whoever took over that if you threatened us again, we'd be back--for the new guy's head. He probably would have behaved, and we definitely would not have spent billions of dollars and, worse yet, thousands of lives, on Moslems who will never, ever be our allies, much less friends.
Posted by: Sparticus | Sep 17, 2010 10:55:57 PM