I have waited a while between posts to make another point. Some people have short memories. Some have forgotten 9/11.
My son and I just saw "Flags of our Fathers" yesterday. The Fanatic japanese were on display again as they were in the movie "The Great Raid". The japs were drived by a 1,000 year religion. Islamic fanatics by a 1,000+ year religion. Both groups blew themselves up in suicide attacks. Both groups committed attrocities, mutilation and torture. Both groups hid and hide behind some type of religious fervor.
During WW II, and the Iwo Jima assault, our press was on our side. In the GWOT, most of our press is on the side of our enemy, especially CNN that reportedly has broadcast attacks on our own Soldiers. Their actions remind me of some words Joseph Stalin used: not "useful idiots", but misplaced naive, misguided at best, and "helpful traitors" at worst.
Recently, Thomas L. Friedman published on 18Oct06 this year comparing certain people to with an Iraqi version of the Tet offensive. [see link in the dots above] Remember Dan Rather, Walter Chronchite and Walter Duranty? One accepted obviously false, manufactured documents in an attempt to manipulate the 2004 election. The next Walter changed our victory during Tet to a defeat by influencing the average American, at the time monopolized by the old NBC/CBS/ABC networks. The third sold his soul and seven (7) Million plus Ukranians for an interview with a bank robber and mass murderer.
The enemy, Islamic Facists have displayed fanaticism close to the JAPS for WW II, who to this day, have not even acknowledged their Rape of Nanking
UPDATE: And here is a video link: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/335129/the_nanking_massacre_it_did_happen/
Will our upcoming election on 7 November 2006 be determined by citizens who have been misled by CNN? or do we have longer memories, long enough to remember September 11, 2001?