I really don't think it's that appropriate to observe the 4th anniversay of 9/11 with a concert by Clint Black, or by turning the day into political propaganda.
Thousands walked today in remembrance of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in tribute to U.S. troops abroad. By their presence, marchers endorsed the worldwide fight against terrorism that began after airliners slammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field four years ago.
Nor do I think that it's appropriate that some Americans still don't want to accept the truth about 9/11 and the Iraq war, namely that they're unrelated:
Russell Farkouh, 42, a Fairfax, Va., defense consultant whose family burial plot in Brooklyn, N.Y., looks out on what used to be a World Trade Center vista, said Bush did the right thing going to war in Iraq.
"The only thing those guys recognize and appreciate is force," he said, endorsing the view that Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida terrorists were linked.
Ray Embree, 67, of Springfield, Va., a retired special forces master sergeant, said: "I support the president I support the military and I support going after the enemies of our country."
It seems much more appropriate, in my opinion, to remind ourselves of who's really responsible for the terrorist attacks four years ago (al Qaeda), to feel a sense of mourning for the victims, and to hope that one day we have a government who takes international terrorism seriously.