But 9/11 has becomeÖÖ a brand name.
A Republican campaign slogan.
Propaganda of the lowest form.
9/11 has becomeÖ 9/11 **with a trademark logo.**
9/11 (**TM**) has sustained a president who long ago should have been dismissed, or impeached. It has kept him and his gang of financial and constitutional **crooks** in office without - literally - any visible means of support.
9/11 (**TM**) has made possible the greatest sleight-of-hand in our nationís history.
The political party in office at the time of the attacks, at the local, state and national levels, the party which **uniformly** ignored the warnings ó and the presidential administration already through twenty percent of its first term and no longer wet behind the ears ó have not only thus far escaped any **blame** for the malfeasance and criminal neglect that allowed the attacks to occur, but that presidency and that party, have managed to make it seem as if the **other** political party would be solely and irredeemably responsible for any similar catastrophe in the future.
Thus, Senator McCain, were you able to accomplish a further inversion of reality at your partyís nominating convention last week.
There was the former Mayor of the City of New York ó the one who took **no counter-terrorism measure** in his seven years in office between the first attack on the World Trade Center, and the second attack.
Nothing, except to insist ó despite all advice and warning - that his Emergency Command Center be moved directly **into** the World Trade Center.
Yet there was this man, Sir - Rudolph Giuliani ó quite succinctly dismissed as ďA Noun, a Verb, and 9/11,Ē and repudiated even by Republican **voters** ó transformed into the keynote speaker, Senator McCain ó at **your** convention.
And his childish, squealing, braying, Touretteís-like repetition of 9/11 (**TM**), was greeted not as conclusive evidence that he is consumed by massive guilt - hard-earned guilt, in fact - but rather as some kind of political tour-de-force, an endorsement of your Vice Presidential nominee, a rookie governor ó a facile and slick con artist.
The blind endorsing the bland, to a chorus of 9/11 (**TM**), 9/11 (**TM**), 9/11 (**TM.**)
Your ringing mindless cheer of ďWeíve Kept You Safe Since ThenĒÖ
While nobody asks ďdoesnít **then** count?Ē