This is an anniversary of an event that didn't need to happen! The World Trade Center twin towers should still be standing proudly as part of New York City's Skyline. The Pentagon in Washington D.C. should have never been flown into! Flight 93 should have landed safely in it's destination instead of crash landing in a field in Stonycreek near Shanksville Pennsylvania.The Afghan war should never happened and most assuredly NOT the misadventure, The Iraq War!
Who do I blame for all the carnage, the loss of innocent lives, memories that will haunt some people forever, and trillions and trillions of dollars wasted on wars and reparation? This should lie squarely on the shoulders of one of the most inept presidents in the history of The United State, George Bush II! He wasn't taking care of business instead he spent major chunks of time at his ranch playing around. He should have stayed in Washington and paid attention to his messages and security communiques. An unheralded hero in this mess was FBI agent Coleen Rowley, she operated out of the Minneapolis Minnesota office of the FBI. She sent briefs to the main office of The FBI in Washington, who then passed them on to Bush about the arrest of Zacarias Moussaoui because he was taking flying lessons on how to fly a plane but wasn't interested in learning how to land it. This made his flight instructor curious thereby leading to his arrest. There was many messages about the possibility of planes flying into buildings monitored by the FBI but Bush was too busy getting photo ops on his ranch to pay attention and protect our country!
Mohhamed Atta, the head hijacker was on the radar as a possible danger yet he was allowed on the plane under his real name and photo. To be a good president you have have critical thinking skills plus be very analytical. Bush was very much lacking these skills.
Osama Bin Ladin was at fault too. He was a scion of a wealthy Arabic family and had no reason to hate the USA. He could have(as a son of privilege) went to the finest schools of higher learning like Oxford, Harvard, Yale and The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul MN(my alma mature)and became a great leader and humanitarian like Andrew Carnegie( who started public libraries in America that bear his name). He could better help Muslims by starting social service organizations that help feed and clothe impoverished Muslims or create businesses in countries that have a high Muslim population so poverty would be abated. BUT NO with his insanity he put a "Kick Me! sign on the backs of all Muslims by this dastardly deed! (Read my open letter to Osama Bin Ladin posted January 20th 2011 on my blog The Non-Trad Manifesto, the link: http://www.blondmama.blogspot.com)
Finally, The best way you can honor the people that died on or as the result of 911 is to prevent another 911 like event to happen! How? By tearing down walls of Ignorance and building bridges of acceptance.By having mixer parties between Muslim, Christian, and Jewish people. By having friends of all races and religions. By tolerating people of all faiths and NEVER DEMONIZING PEOPLE THAT DON'T PRACTICE THEIR FAITH LIKE YOU DO IN FRONT OF YOUR CHILDREN! DON'T SPREAD INTOLERANCE!!