Fifteen years on from the biggest terrorist attack on US soil, politicians and government officials are still using the tragedy for political brownie points. As presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announces she'll be at Ground Zero today. and Donald Trump says "me too, me too,,,,", Christine Todd Whitman, head of the EPA on 9/11 now issues a statement in which she says "sorry"? What is she sorry for? Oh, this: " ... that people are dying and if the EPA and I in any way contributed to that, I’m sorry. "
Her released statement is full of 'maybe' 'might have' when even on 9/11 it was obvious to those at the pile how dangerous the air was. Read Jack Delaney here. The cynic in me notices the coincidental timing on that apology from Whitman, because you know she has had 15 years to get to that waffling. Go away, Whitman. Nobody needs to hear from you.
Meanwhile, the President of the United States issues his annual acknowledgement of this horrific event:
WASHINGTON — Hailing the values and resilience that he says both define and sustains Americans, President Barack Obama on Saturday honored the nearly 3,000 souls that were lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, as well as the bravery of survivors and the emergency personnel who responded, and the work of scores of others who have labored since to keep the homeland safe.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama said that while so much has changed in the years since 9/11 it's important to remember what has stayed the same. "The core values that define us as Americans. The resilience that sustains us," he said on the eve of the 15th anniversary of one of the nation's darkest days....
As every single family directly affected by the act of war on the US soil continues to quietly honor their loved ones, Obama promises/threatens to veto a bill just passed unanimously in Washington, which allows families to sue Saudi Arabia:
More than 1800 Have Passed From 9/11 Related Illnesses (updated 9/11 Roll of Honor & Remembrance AND NYCPBA The Chief, December 3, 2010; AND World Trade Center Fatalities Report 2011)
Meanwhile, President Obama continues to play politics. Remember this?
Hmmmmmm. Cue the rainbows and unicorns? Not so much, and our First Responders, their colleagues, their loved ones, ALL recognise the Mouth In Chief's insincere bloviations for what they are: crap. Now more than ever, we need to be paying attention to what MIC is doing behind closed doors.
I believe it is our duty to stand with, honour and respect for all those who lost their lives, and their loved ones left behind, on 9/11/2001,.They deserve nothing less, not only on this, the anniversary, but 365 days of every year.
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Jack Delaney: I am a 9/11 survivor, NOT a Hero
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Families of 9/11 still fighting to get back more than 3,500 personal items found in the World Trade Centre wreckage
9/11 victims see hope in their fight for right to sue terror nations
Guards, staff outnumber captives 33 to 1at GITMO
Tom Cotton: They can rot in Guantanamo Bay (a particular fave of mine!)
DoD teams surveying US military sites for potential GITMO transfers, lawmakers vow fight
Israel Remembers 9/11
Remembering the 9/11 fallen and those who followed
It's high time the 9/11 five were brought to trial