Written September 11, 2014
On this 13th anniversary of 9/11, my mind is flying back to that terrible day – it is forever engraved on my thoughts. Who will ever forget those images of roiling fire and smoke rising up against that crisp blue sky?
And we must not forget.
For the same ideology and passion that spawned those terrorist attacks is still very much alive and well around the earth, and thirteen years later is largely unchecked – radical Islamic jihadism. One commentator said after 9/11, “It was theology that flew those planes into the towers.” Until we acknowledge it, name it, look it straight in the eyes – the threat of future 9/11s will not diminish.
Yet sadly, there was our president on the eve of 9/11 as he spelled out steps he would authorize to address the latest and newest threat of ISIS/ISIL saying bold-faced, “Now let’s make