September 12, 2006

The Path to 9/11 and The Path to Victory

Some Artistic License Was Taken
I watched the first and second parts of the ABC/Disney docudrama The Path to 9/11 all at once. President Bush's great speech included. I'll have to admit that I got interested in the show once I got over being hyped up by all the indignant "pull it off the air - its all lies" furor that preceded the airing. It was about average, as docudramas go; I have seen better re-enactments of historical scenarios on the History Channel. I can't figure why Clinton, Albright, et al. were raising such a fuss about it.

John Fund at the WSJ thought ABC gave in too much, but I think what I saw was indictment enough of the real failures of government leading up to 9/11. I lived through those times. I remember the events. You don't have to show me a stained dress or Clinton's wagging finger as he says "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" or include scenes from Bill Clinton's impeachment to remind me of the distractions the disreputable liar faced back then. I rate the show a solid 4 out of 10, and I grade TV shows on the curve.

Just what we needed to hear
The President's speech was tremendous. He sounded like a wartime President, radiating resolve to win the war of the new century. A world wide war that we must win. He made his war policy as clear as he ever has in a speech. If you don't get it after listening to last night's speech, listen to it again.

Not everyone liked President Bush's speech. of course the The politically desperate Democrat party hacks didn't like it. Those who would put partisan politics ahead of national security in time of war didn't like it. The same crowd, for the most part, that helped bring us the attacks of 9/11 and didn't like the TV show either. Senator Edward 'Teddy' Kennedy said the President, "should be ashamed" for making the speech on 9/11.

Senator Kennedy's Shameful Neck Brace
Funny how those with the most to be ashamed of are quickest to scrape their fingers at others. Ted Kennedy hasn't the standing to tell anyone that they should be ashamed.

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