By Jon Gold
Do you remember when Cindy Sheehan was dragged out of the State of The Union Address? Supposedly, it was because of a t-shirt that listed the amount of dead soldiers in Bush’s “War On Terror”. The real reason probably had to do with the fact that Cindy Sheehan isn’t one of President Bush’s favorite people. Of course, to make it not seem as bad as it was, they also asked Rep. Bill Young’s wife to leave for having a Pro-Bush shirt on that said, “Support The Troops Defending Our Freedom.”
Sad, don’t you think? In a country that promotes “Freedom Of Speech”, to see a woman who lost her son in the Iraq War, being dragged out of the Capitol of all places. Because of a t-shirt no less. It’s enough to make you cry.
The press was more than happy to cover Sheehan’s experience. What they neglected to tell you, however, was that a man the 9/11 families tried to sue for involvement in the 9/11 attacks, also attended the State Of The Union Address. Al-Faisal.
Al-Faisal, the former head of Saudi Intelligence (who stepped down 10 days before the attacks), was named in a $1 Trillion lawsuit brought forth by 600 family members. They accused him of funding bin Laden’s network. The lawsuit was dismissed because a judge decided the U.S. courts lacked jurisdiction over the matter.
I would have rather seen him dragged out the capitol instead of Cindy Sheehan, wouldn’t you?
That is one example of how the Bush Administration thinks it’s ok to “hobnob” with people allegedly involved in the 9/11 attacks.
Recently, the Committee on Foreign Investment approved a $6.8Billion deal allowing a United Arab Emirates (UAE) based company, Dubai Ports World, to “oversee operations at six U.S. ports”. The cities in which those ports sit are Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Miami and New Orleans.
The problem with this deal is that the UAE, through banks in Dubai, launders terrorist money. They are also alleged to have links to two of the alleged 9/11 hijackers.
Michael Chertoff came to the defense of the deal by saying, “We make sure there are assurances in place, in general, sufficient to satisfy us that the deal is appropriate from a national security standpoint.” Thanks Michael. That sure makes me feel safer. Especially when you take into account how you handled Katrina. Please resign immediately.
Rep. Charles Schummer (D-NY) says the President “should override the agreement and conduct a special investigation into the matter.” I agree with him. How could an organization like the UAE, a co-conspirator in the 9/11 attacks, have gotten a deal to oversee our ports?
I believe Peter Gadiel, a man who lost his son James on 9/11, said it best. “I’m a lifelong Republican and I think the President’s gone insane.”