There are some self-serving blowhards out there who are now second guessing Boston's powers that be asking residents to "shelter in place" during the Marathon bombers' murderous rampage. They have chosen to compare the handling of the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing with the days following 9/11. I have a few choice words for anyone who thinks that the way Bush handled post 9/11 was the gold standard and you can hear them by visiting my Listen Here! page.
On this, the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we should honor those who perished in that tragedy and spite the perpetrators by not adding any new casualties, human or financial. We have to realize that terrorists count on our reactions to their cowardly acts to inflict further damage to and destroy the way of life of our country! The U.S. battlefield casualty count in the middle east is well above the death toll of the original 9/11 tragedy. Our electeds continue to spent massive amounts of OUR money funding those wars, but clamor to cut our infrastructure and social safety nets to pay for a “deficit” that could have been offset by ending the ongoing wars.
Now I'm not saying that we should leave ourselves defenseless, I'm saying that there are better ways to protect our country by using intelligence, not massive military action overseas. We have to focus on rebuilding OUR economy, rebuilding OUR country, rebuilding the American dream for the poor and the middle-class, who are the people who actually fight and die in America's wars! Let's get our revenge on the terrorists by making our country the great nation it once was and will be again by fulfilling the American dream!