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September 22, 2008

Last week's question:

It has been seven years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. After that much time has passed, what do you feel about what happened and the aftermath?

o Americans have been too quick to forget those who lost their lives in those attacks. - 34 votes (31 percent)

o The veterans who came back with major injuries are likely to be ill-treated by the government and will have to fight, as others have, to get fair treatment. - 21 votes (19 percent)

o The security Americans have gained through various measures is not worth the freedom citizens have lost. - 23 votes (21 percent)


o The new security measures were necessary and have prevented additional attacks on American soil. - 29 votes (27 percent)

o Nobody I know was hurt or killed in events related to the attacks, so I haven't really thought a whole lot about it. - 2 votes (2 percent)


o Posted by notlaffen

The short answer is: We should be reminded at least yearly by rebroadcasts of the news programs originally seen on Sept. 11, 2001; and that President Bush's unnecessary excursion into Iraq was a monumental blunder that diverted world-wide attention and assets from the war on terrorism and earned President Bush the title of the worst President in history - so far.

The long answer will be written by historians from the scraps left over after the Bush administration destroys more documents than any other administration in history.

o Posted by azurewinds94

While I agree with your point of rebroadcasts of Sept. 11, 2001 newscasts, I disagree with your assessment on President Bush being the worst President in history ... that title still belongs to Jimmy Carter - even moreso now, since he laid a wreath at Arafat's grave. The man is a menace.

o Posted by driver177

Personally, I think the video of the towers falling should be shown daily and often. On Sept. 12, 2001, everyone was for whatever it took to get the persons responsible. Seven years later, people seem to have forgotten.

o Posted by driver177

And, Notlaffen, you need to get your head out of CNN and see what is really happening out there. As a Veteran I have nothing but respect and admiration for Pres. Bush and what he did and had done to protect us.

o Posted by notlaffen

Driver177, many veterans do not have respect and admiration for President Bush and what he did and has done to protect us. We may, indeed, have become a nation of whiners as Phil Gramm so famously said - and the reason for the whining is because our elected officials, from the president on down have done such a poor job of governing. I stand behind my short and long answers and there is a wealth of information that supports my opinion.

o Posted by knahs

So many seem to support Bush and also McCain saying "we haven't been attacked in seven years." How much of this is due to pure dumb luck? If anyone has gone through security at an airport, you see how flawed the system is. All Bush has done was invade a country that had nothing to do with the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and ignore the country (Afghanistan) that did. He made a dangerous precedent by doing a pre-emptive strike since this means another country could do a pre-emptive strike on us if they feel threatened. I am sure with McCain and his "Bomb Bomb Bomb - Bomb Bomb Iran" comment has made that country feel threatened.

This week's question

What is the most important issue in the upcoming presidential election?

o The war on terrorism.

o The economy.

o Finding alternative sources of energy.

o Convincing Congress to allowing drilling for oil in offshore and in the Aric National Wildlife Refuge.

o Cutting taxes.

o It doesn't matter what I think; Joe and Jane Average Citizen don't have much influence over what goes on.

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