Sunday, September 24, 2006
The Sphincter Of Jihad ... otherwise known as the Arizona 9/11 Memorial
Anyway, the lefties have taken yet another opportunity to insult our country in the form of a "memorial" to the victims of the 9/11 Jihad attacks on America. It bears a striking resemblance to the "Crescent of Embrace" 9/11 memorial, doesn't it?
LGF commenter, Haakodel, has dubbed it "The Sphincter of Jihad." I think that is an appropriate moniker, and you will too, after you have read the following:
One inscription states, “You don’t win battles of terrorism with more battles.” Another: “Congress questions why CIA and FBI didn’t prevent attacks.” And another reads, “Erroneous US air strike kills 46 Uruzgan civilians,” referring to a wedding reportedly hit by mistake in Afghanistan.
“It’s a worldview that is critical of America, and in many cases cheapens 9/11,” said Greg Patterson, a lobbyist and consultant who operates the EspressoPundit blog, where he and his readers have been critical of the memorial. “It is bent on attacking the Bush administration’s take on the war, at the expense of the memory of 9/11.”
Rep. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, said he was stunned to learn of the inscriptions. “To politicize it to me is absolutely outrageous, instead of a memorial to remember those who have sacrificed their lives,” he said.
Tempe resident Donna Bird, whose husband Gary was killed in the attack, was among the 30-member Arizona 9/11 Memorial Commission created by former Gov. Jane Hull in 2002.
She said all the inscriptions were found factual by an Arizona State University history professor. She added that she wouldn’t have helped design the memorial, which names her husband, if it were political.
As Charles says, "We would be remiss if we didn’t point out that when seen from overhead, the memorial bears a marked resemblance to a crescent."
Oh yes, it does.
As I often do, when I become totally enraged over a news item, I spent a little time browsing the comments of other LGF readers on this subject. I find this helps mediate my anger. I calm down a bit. My natural inclination is to get out the torches and pitchforks and start stringing a rope over a tree in front of City Hall. Which, of course, makes no sense whatsoever.
It seems to me this "memorial" must disappear, but LGF reader, Z, has another way of looking at it:
Let the memorial stand.
Since our "leaders" have conceded that we will be hit again, and since we are not striking the heart of Islamism to make jihad unpalatable to these fanatics, we will be hit again. As much as these memorials irk all of us, once we are hit again, and again, these memorials will be a reminder to the peace crowd that they were the ones who did not want to respond. Sooner or later the jihad conflict with the west will come to a head and the west will no longer be able to evade it. That is for sure.
These "memorials" will be interesting artifacts and a source of never-ending shame to those who erected them.