DONALD RUMSFELD, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE:
"And to change that way of living, would strike at the very essence of our country. And I think all of us have a sense if we imagine the kind of world we would face if the people who bombed the mess hall in Mosul, or the people who did the bombing in Spain, or the people who attacked the United States in New York, shot down the plane over Pennsylvania (emphasis mine) and attacked the Pentagon, the people who cut off peoples' heads on television to intimidate, to frighten -- indeed the word "terrorized" is just that. Its purpose is to terrorize, to alter behavior, to make people be something other than that which they want to be."
Peter of Lone Tree continues: That would help explain why the wreckage was scattered over an eight-mile area. Since it's highly unlikely the Iraqi air force shot the plane down we'll have to assume the deed was done by the U.S. air force which is what a lot of people have been saying all along. So where does that leave the heroes of Flight 93? Not-so-rhetorical Question Of The Day: Is September 11 going to turn into another November 22? Or, has it already?
Pissed Off Patricia had this to say as well as related comments: "Yeah, that sure would explain it. They are saying that Rummy was tired when he said that. I guess lying is "hard work". Bullshit happens.
Notice that the number of innocent Iraqis we have killed in Iraq just about equals the number killed by the tsunamis. When we do it it's called collateral damage. When the ocean does it, it's called a natural disaster. I think in defense of the ocean we should call all the victims of the tsunamis, collateral damage of nature. Dark humor happens.
I find it interesting that we have plenty of money to spend when it comes to killing people in Iraq but little to spend when it comes to the countries who are suffering right now and need to "be loved the way we would want to be loved ourselves". Anger also happens."