Let us renew our resolve against those who perpetrated this barbaric act and who plot against us still. In defense of our nation we will never waver; in pursuit of al Qaeda and its extremist allies, we will never falter.
What resolve? If President Bush had resolve, he would have nuked bin Laden at Tora Bora. The perpetrators are dead, we can do nothing to them. The planners, supporters and sponsors live. We know who planned the abomination. We know who sponsored and supported it. Yet we allow the continued existence of training camps and staging areas in Iran, Pakistan and Syria. There should be resolve, but there is none. Instead, there is weakness and indecision.
Let us renew our commitment to all those who serve in our defense -- our courageous men and women in uniform and their families and all those who protect us here at home. Mindful that the work of protecting America is never finished, we will do everything in our power to keep America safe.
Commitment? God help me, I need to curse. President Obama issued new rules of engagement which are costing our soldiers their lives, refusing air and artillery support in a critical situation out of unreasoning fear of civilian casualties. The president compounds hypocrisy on top of treason.
Let us renew the true spirit of that day. Not the human capacity for evil, but the human capacity for good. Not the desire to destroy, but the impulse to save, and to serve, and to build. On this first National Day of Service and Remembrance, we can summon once more that ordinary goodness of America -- to serve our communities, to strengthen our country, and to better our world.
By displaying weakness, indecision & lack of resolve to the enemy, you renew, reinforce and strengthen their capacity for evil; you give them aid and comfort, which is treason. If you will not destroy the enemy, they will continue to attack us. With your "day of service" slogan, you politicize the anniversary of the Abomination, the exact same sin your party accused Shrub of committing. That is shameful hypocrisy at its worst!
Most of all, on a day when others sought to sap our confidence, let us renew our common purpose. Let us remember how we came together as one nation, as one people, as Americans, united not only in our grief, but in our resolve to stand with one another, to stand up for the country we all love.
Resolve? Resolve to see the fight to the end? Resolve to terminate the existence of the war cult which sponsored and supported the accursed Abomination? No! There was and is no such resolve. There should be, but there is not. The idiotic and treasonous policies of you as well as your predecessor in office see to that. The enemy must be clearly identified and accurately characterized. The memory of the loss, grief and destruction must be kept hot and fresh, not allowed to erode. The enemies intentions and his will & ability to execute them must be kept at the forefront of public awareness.
Resolve is not demonstrated by withdrawing from Iraq while it remains Islamic& unstable. Resolve is not demonstrated by bleeding our men to death in Afghanistan because you are afraid of killing the enemy's human shields.
This may be the greatest lesson of this day, the strongest rebuke to those who attacked us, the highest tribute to those taken from us -- that such sense of purpose need not be a fleeting moment. It can be a lasting virtue.It could be; it should be, but it ain't. Shrub's and your gluteal osculation saw to that. Instead of demonstrating resolve you apologize for living and attempt to appease the enemy. By doing so, you weaken us and strengthen them. Instead of being truthful, Shrub proclaimed the enemy "a great religion of peace". You pander to them, proclaiming America an "Islamic nation". If our leaders will not declare the truth: Islam's perpetual and absolutely existential enmity to free men and resolve firmly to remove it from the face of the earth, either ideologically or militarily, then we shall never have peace or security; we will be attacked again and again until we are bled to death. Shrub declared the ideological war, but could not steel himself to list the ideas involved. Shrub failed to compare and contrast our ideas with those of the enemy; he failed to prove the superiority of our ideology and culture over that of Islam. You continue on the same slippery slope to defeat.