Reflections on 9/11

With September 11 just a week aways there’s been much talk around the water cooler on each of our views of that day.  Here’s an open thread for you to share your views.


Craig Reconsiders Decision to Resign

From Huffington Post:

BOISE, Idaho — Sen. Larry Craig is reconsidering his decision to resign after his arrest in a Minnesota airport sex sting and may still fight for his Senate seat, his spokesman said Tuesday evening.

“It’s not such a foregone conclusion anymore, that the only thing he could do was resign,” said Sidney Smith, Craig’s spokesman in Idaho’s capital.

“We’re still preparing as if Senator Craig will resign Sept. 30, but the outcome of the legal case in Minnesota and the ethics investigation will have an impact on whether we’re able to stay in the fight _ and stay in the Senate.”

Are Those War Drums Beating Again?

bushHow I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Bombing Iran
by Howard A. Rodman
On Huffington Post:

“For me (and for you), beginning a war in Iran — in the midst of the disaster that is Iraq — is the precise incarnation of Santayana’s warning: “Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.” But for Bush and Cheney, two of the ten or twelve people who actually believe that the Iraq war is going well, this new venture isn’t fanatic at all. It would be, in their eyes– Going from strength to strength.”

Those war drums appear to be beating again, a little louder and a little faster now that Labor Day and August recess is over. You might want to take a minute to read an article by George Packer in The New Yorker Magazine, the a post on TPM Muckraker, and two articles on the Global Research website (article 1article 2).
Yes, this is insanity, but these days, what isn’t insane?