To the Publisher:
Never forget 9/11/2001.
Never forget Bush at that instant: seven minutes of dumbfounded silence.
Never forget the next-day words of Bush, “Go shopping,” and EPA director Whitman, “The air is safe.”
Never forget “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.,” the 8/6/2001 memo of actionable intelligence that Bush didn’t act on, allowing thousands of deaths.
Never forget where Bush invaded in response: Iraq, where Saddam truthfully denied WMD’s – not Afghanistan, where Osama went then and al-Qaeda still trains.
Never forget the PATRIOT Act trampling the Constitution: warrantless wire-tapping, torture, detaining people without charges, etc., etc.
Never forget two no-bid contracts: Cheney’s with his KBR and Halliburton to get Iraq’s oil, and Giuliani’s with his Motorola buddies for the FDNY’s and EMS’s bad radios.
Never forget on Election Day: these and other Republicans never got Osama; Democrat Obama did.
J. Andrew Smith