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The Most Important Thing We’ve FORGOTTEN Since 9/11

Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

Just about everyone remembers where they were when they found out about the attacks on 9/11. But many of us, especially our supposed leaders in the Obama administration, have forgotten the collective national pain, the reasons we were attacked, and have reverted to the appeasement that made the terrorists strong.

Under Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry, the U.S. government has returned to the pre-9/11 mindset of treating terrorist acts as crimes, and the terrorists as criminals who can be rehabilitated. Most importantly, we’ve forgotten that the hateful ideology and malignancy of their terrorist tactics that are still alive, and very well.

It was fifteen years ago but the vivid memory of driving into Manhattan at six a.m. that day (as I did every day) is still fresh in my mind.  For some reason as my car made its way over the bridge leading to the midtown tunnel, I gazed downtown at the two towers of the World Trade Center thinking that it was a particularly beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky. Little did I know that in just a few hours later, that view of the towers would be replaced by an impenetrable black cloud, and America — indeed the entire world — would be changed forever.maxresdefault

About three hours after leaving the house sitting in my office at Nickelodeon (I was the publisher of Nickelodeon Magazine), working on the 2002 projections for management, I received an AOL IM from my brother Paul, “hey Jeff some idiot just flew a plane into one of the trade center towers.”

That was in the days before one could watch TV on a computer. However, an advantage of working for a cable TV network was the television hookd up to Time Warner Cable in my office.After reading Paul’s IM I quickly grabbed the remote, and turned on MSNBC (it was a real news network back then). As soon the picture cleared…

Read the rest of the story at Jeff Dunetz’s blog The Lid

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About the author

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (Lidblog.com), contributing reporter at MRCTV.org and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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