It was just four days ago, in response to a question in Mumbai —the epicenter of terrorism in the world, President Obama said:
“But I will say that, first, Islam is one of the world’s great religions. And more than a billion people who practice Islam, the overwhelming majority view their obligations to their religion as ones that reaffirm peace and justice and fairness and tolerance.”
Today a powerful bomb has ripped through a police compound in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, killing at least 15 people and wounding 100 others. The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.
Darn! It must have been that one guy, not affirming “peace and justice and fairness and tolerance,” that blew up that police compound in Karachi today.
BUT TODAY IS VETERANS DAY
Do we need to hear . . .
“And those circumstances — I think all of us have to fundamentally reject the notion that violence is a way to mediate our differences.”
. . . as we celebrate vetrans day?
I agree with you. Let us hear the perfect tone for this day from a President whose own character and patriotism is equal to the need, George W. Bush. This is the last 30% of the President’s address to Congress September 20, 2001. Listen and let your heart be filled with love of the United States of America, Liberty, and the men and women who defend them against jihad of evil.
Yes, Dubya, We miss you.
President Bush ended his November 11, 2001 Veteran’s Day proclaimation declaring:
In respect and recognition of the contributions our service men and women have made to the cause of peace and freedom, the Congress has provided (5 U.S.C. 6103 (a)) that November 11 of each year shall be set aside as a legal public holiday to honor veterans.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2001, as Veterans Day and urge all Americans to observe November 11 through November 17, 2001, as National Veterans Awareness Week. I urge all Americans to recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans through appropriate public ceremonies and private prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to encourage and participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I invite civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, businesses, unions, and the media to support this national observance with suitable commemorative expressions and programs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-sixth.
GEORGE W. BUSH
Update: Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs has four great pictures of the New York City Veterans Day parade today. Click on the link and add to your American pride and gratitude.