The Two 9/11s

We Americans look back to the attacks of September 11th, 2001 with sadness, remembering the innocent lives taken on that day.  But we also look back on that day with a sense of national pride.  Countless ordinary people emerged as heroes to meet the challenges set before us by a small group of Islamic terrorists that were hell-bent on destroying our nation's morale and economy.  But contrary to their ambitions, a firmer, more resilient America was forged on that day. Part of this can be attributed to George W. Bush, who gave Americans a powerful, direct message on September 12th, 2001.  "Freedom and democracy are under attack," he said, and he made the promise that "America will use our resources to conquer this enemy. We will rally the world.  We will be patient.  We will be focused. We will be steadfast in our determination. This battle will take time and resolve. But make no mistake about it: we will win." On September 11th, 2012, this enemy attacked...(Read Full Article)