of September terrorist attack is a catalytic event that changes the course
of human events in America. Nothing will ever be the same.
In the cross hairs of history
is George W. Bush. How he rises to this occasion will determine not just
this nation's destiny, and certainly his own place in it, but also the
planet home to the human race.
This catastrophic event ranks
in magnitude in American history ahead of the Japanese Empire's sneak attack
on Pearl Harbor.
Millions of Americans who
could not be bothered to see or think beyond the end of their noses were,
in the course of one unbelievable morning, slammed into facing realities
that did not exist, at least in their minds, when the day dawned.
Now America Really Is
Those realities are:
At all costs, America must be
saved – for its own sake, for the sake of the civilized world.
Petty political posturing will
be back soon enough, but in the foreseeable future is dead.
The president so reviled and
resented by the allies and apologists for the political left is now the
president of all.
His opponents, caught in midstride
as they sought to gut his plan for a national missile-defense shield, will
now scramble to give him what he wants to defend the people who live in
No Time for Nut Cases
There will be a mad rush to
find scapegoats, but this is too severe for crazies to be listened to.
In short order, the American
people will respond to calm, rational, courageous and unwavering national
In the wake of this awful assault
on America, there will set in a sobering awakening by the American people.
It will begin with parents frightened
at what perils might befall their children and go on to a critical re-examination
of what quality of education those youngsters have been receiving.
A Test of Press Credibility
It will spread to a wary assessment
of what Americans can believe, and what they cannot, that is beamed out
to them by an elitist news media that has not dealt straight with them.
It will cause Americans to look
with gimlet eyes upon any politician who says, "Trust me."
No longer will there be room
for tolerance of voices raised in sympathy with America's detractors, at
home or abroad.
There will be only one side
now – America's.
No More Coddling
Forget more concessions to China,
to North Korea, to Iran, to Iraq, to Afghanistan, to any potential enemy
of the United States, including Russia.
Forget the budget wrangling.
Whatever it takes will be forthcoming.
Forget those political one-notes
who kept saying, "It's the economy, stupid."
It never has been. It has always
been America's national security in a world hostile beyond belief.
Television networks will have
to scrap their plans for flooding the nation's TV sets with blasphemous,
foul-language programming. This country is now in no mood.
The snickering against those
who believe in God will not cease, but it will fall on increasingly uninterested
This nation will be holding
No, this is not war – this is
far, far beyond war.
The life of every American will
never in this world be the same again.