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September 11, 2011

Larry O'Connor: 9/11 Was a Declaration of War

It's a simple idea, but it seems to have been forgotten.

9/11 was not a call for understanding, nor an invitation to self-examination.

It was a premeditated slaughter, a massacre.

Three years ago our country dozed off. We thought that if we elected a man who talked nice to our enemies (take a look at what candidate Obama said about unconditional talks with North Korea, Iran and Venezuela) and pronounced “Pahk-eee-stahn” like a local we’d somehow steer clear of terrorist attacks. The fact is the world is much more dangerous now than it was three years ago. We are less popular in the Arab world than before we hired citizen of the world Obama to be our Commander-in-Chief.

And as President Obama implores Americans to heed the call of 9/11 and volunteer at a soup kitchen, our enemies are plotting their next devastating attack on us.

9/11 was a declaration of war. We answered. Then we turned our back. What will happen next?

The issue is often falsely phrased as a discussion between those who "want peace" and those who "want war."

We all want peace.

But then, we all would also like to never grow old and die from age or disease.

We "want" many things.

But adults generally recognize that the question is usually less about what we "want," and more about the situation we actually find ourselves in. Children, not adults, tend to simply bleat about the things they "want."

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