Cumberland Times-News

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January 29, 2014

Honest answers should have been sought in examining events of 9/11

I certainly understand that terrorists attacked the World Trade Center on 9/11, although I should point out to our readers that I never mentioned Mr. Bush, et al, in my letter.

That’s for a real re-investigation to decide. It is the composition of the terrorist cabal which must be the point of the discussion at hand. There are terrorists, and then, there are terrorists.

I’m not certain of the Cumberland Times-News rules of engagement on these editorial pages, but I do believe the fellow who writes to us 4,500 miles away from Kahului, Hawaii deserves a rebuttal to his rebuttal (“They need to get over it and start accepting the truth,” Jan. 18) to my letter of Jan. 13 (“The naked truth about what happened that day escapes us”).

Consider these truths: During the Clinton administration the Congress approved upwards of $100 million to investigate the president’s sexual proclivities in the White House.

On the other hand, following 9/11, the Congress authorized a paltry $4 million to investigate the truth of what happened that day.

After all, seeking the truth of why three massive Manhattan towers were pulverized into dust, the murder of nearly three thousand New Yorkers, the violation of what was obviously militarily unprotected American airspace, the destruction of life and government property within the icon of American power at the Pentagon, the mysterious downing of a plane over Pennsylvania, just north of where our neighborly kith and kin live, with yet more American lives lost, may seem trivial compared to presidential sexual antics to some who live as far afield as Hawaii, but to us continental folks, we take it very seriously when our Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states are so ferociously attacked.

Now, if one American feels the need to belittle or box-in another American as merely a liberal when seeking honest answers in calling for a real re-investigation as to what happened on that very “atypical” day, perhaps that particular American islander basking in the Pacific sun would consider planting himself in the middle of our Western Maryland heartland to see what being in harm’s way really means, before he lectures us about the “truth” as he sees it from so far away.

  David Crockett

  Cumberland

 

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