September 11 and Pearl Harbor

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September 11 and Pearl Harbor


³I don¹t think it is an understatement to say that this is the second Pearl Harbor,² Senator Charles Hagel from Nebraska told the Los Angeles Times on September 11, 2001.  Pearl Harbor, the sequel, erupted on September 11, 2001 when hijacked planes destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and parts of the west wing of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.  Borders into the United States were closed and the FAA shut down all airports across the nation.  People all over the county woke up to what at first glance appeared to be video from a blockbuster Hollywood movie like ³Armageddon,² or ³Independence Day.²  In reality,
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2).² We wage war against ourselves because how do we support a war that we initially fueled?  The White House recognizes this confusion and, I trust, uses it to their advantage.  Press Secretary Ari Fleischer called for a moment of silent prayer and asked all Americans to ³watch what they say,² at a press conference on October 12th.   Clearly, as stated in all of his press conferences, president Bush wants to get those responsible (AKA the ³evil doers²) for this crime and bring them to justice.  Osama bin Laden is up for sale at $5 million dollars and the FBI released its 22 most wanted list, with all the members having multi-million dollar prices on their heads.  Despite its hard-nosed tactics, is the White House responding to the events of 9/11 as an excuse to put forth its conservative ideology?  That is, when Ari Fleischer asked for a moment of silence does he mean to suggest that the White House would like children in school to pray?  When Fleischer asked Americans to watch their words is the administration asking them to ignore the First Amendment and censor what comes out of their mouths?    The media is undecided and, frankly, so am I.  An article on October 17th accused the White
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