Let’s never forget the first 3,000 casualties in the war on terror on this day eight years ago, September 11, 2001. May God bless and comfort them, their families and friends for this tragic loss.
The war is not over. Actually, the war on terror began long before Sept 11, 2001. We have lost our citizens and soldiers long before that date at the hands of these very same Islamofascists. No matter how you choose to characterize the war or the enemy, the fact is, there is a war being waged against us by an enemy that wears no uniform and hides among otherwise ‘innocent’ civilians. Suffice it to say, it is a very unconventional war being waged by an ideological enemy that thinks they are doing the bidding of Allah by killing so-called non-believers. That would be you and me.
Fighting this war and keeping Americans safe requires using capabilities that were not available in previous wars. The tools available now incorporated in the Patriot Act are tools that have been effective. They are also tools that are slowly but systematically being put back in the toolbox by the Left.
In fact, the Obama Justice Department is now exploring whether to prosecute our own people for serving and fighting this war using every tool in the toolbox.
There’s no better time to highlight the most searched post here on The Lunch Counter written two years ago. This isn’t spreading fear, and its not hyperbole. This is unfolding before your very eyes.
And one written five years ago puts it all into perspective.