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On September 11, 2001 we were told that everything changed. It was suddenly a different world and now Americans needed to think differently.

We were at war with a vicious new enemy and the Most Wanted Man in the World was the leader of this evil threat, Osama Bin Laden.

Never mind the fact that the world's mightiest military power was caught with it's pants down, not a single fighter plane scrambled as the Twin Towers stood burning.

Then again, we didn't have a Department of Homeland Security in 2001 or emergency response in place. Who could have guessed the Pentagon or Washington might be targets?

Maybe if we had been collecting shampoo bottles at the airport that day the Pentagon might never been hit. But it was hit and we were made to know that the evil doers would pay. Or our Emergency Management would have been at the ready like they were when New Orleans was hit by Katrina.

Our leaders swore to follow these terrorists, to the Gates of Hell was it? They vowed to seek Justice, to avenge this horrible killing of 3,000 innocents and this event that transformed the world.

But we didn't go after the ones who did this, nor the Saudis and Fed Banks for the funds. We didn't save the evidence from the crime scene and to this day we are not able to have an open discussion in the media about it.

The only place we've seen aggressiveness is in Congress coming after our tax dollars and our rights. They have given up the due process of law, started domestic spying, violated the Geneva conventions condone torture and destroyed evidence.

It's may be hard to believe that we started all this to bring killers to justice. Congress didn't have time to consider Executive crimes for Impeachment.

In fairness they are busy, busy, busy, with a record setting 90 days in session to spend our tax dollars at the rate of $275 million per day. Wow at that rate you practically need to burn it.

I wonder how many foreclosed mortgages that is equal to, or how many weapons of slow destruction. Is that the right term to use, because we are fighting against weapons of mass destruction. It is hard to know what the proper terminology would be when Washington supplies the weapons and pays for the killing.

It must be that we are getting our money's worth out of that since we have money to keep it. going. It is worth homeless veterans and orphaned children, the destruction of all the historical treasures and of course don't forget the Iraqi people. Not that we could remember their losses like we do the 3,000 from September 11 but the 700,000 Iraqis killed and 4 million refugees are a price that Washington will pay for our freedom.

Our Freedom that has cost $486,677,816,146, that all needs to be put into appropriations bills and then they need to add earmarks. No wonder there's no time to see what's happening to the wounded at Walter Reed and elsewhere, more than 60,000 wounded the kind we see.

But the price is good, it is fair and it is just because we had an attack against Americans and what we have to do is fight back. But we did not search for long before the FBI closed its unit tracking Bin Laden.

Not a problem our Intelligence thinks, well pretty sure, he's hiding somewhere between Pakistan or Afghanistan or a cave or a bunker. What we do know for the record is he seems has access to hair color and video equipment so he can check in when Americans are ready to go to the polls.

"Don't forget these people watch our elections", Hillary was quick to remind us the other night. "Look at Brown with the threats in the UK, the very first day he took office. The day the President is sworn in, they better be ready to defend us with experience." What I want to know is, if she knows what to do, what's wrong with doing something in the Senate?

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Pamela Drew tracks the legislation, politics, science and spin surrounding the genetically altered foods. She is a freelance researcher, writer and documentary film producer living in New York City, where she works with advocacy groups and small (more...)
 

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