Fifteen years ago, our world was forever changed. Radical Islamic Terrorists – that wasn’t that hard to say, was it – hijacked four commercial airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. One plane, reportedly targeting the Capitol Building, was forced down in Shanksville, PA after brave passengers rushed the cockpit.
For the last fifteen years, the details surrounding this attack have been left largely classified.
This year, however, the Obama administration released 28-pages of documents under pressure from Congress.
These 28-pages shows that parts of the Saudi Arabian government contributed in helping the 9/11 hijackers plan and launch their attacks.
On Friday, something truly remarkable happened. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation to allow the 9/11 victims and their families to sue those responsible for the attacks. In this case, the responsible party would be the Saudi Arabian government and royal family.
Earlier this year, the Senate passed the legislation as well, meaning it now goes to the President’s desk. Obama has promised to veto this bill.
Both the House and Senate passed this legislation by voice vote. That means there were no recorded votes. No one is on record as supporting the measure.
This was by design. When the President vetoes the legislation, this voice vote will allow Democrats to uphold Obama’s veto without being accused of flip-flopping. It’s shameful…
The President now has eight days to either sign or veto the bill. He has promised to veto it.
On this 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we ask that you take this time to remember and honor the sacrifices made by so many on that fateful day.
Remember those who died in the attacks… Remember those who bravely fought back aboard Flight 93… Remember the selfless first responders who now suffer from horrible diseases as a result of them running into the buildings to save as many people as possible…
Remember all those whose lives were shaken that day and remember that the President of the United States is about to deny them the right to seek justice…
Obama will veto this bill. Then, it will be up to Congress to override the veto.
Democrats will push back. Even those who support the legislation will be unwilling to embarrass the President like this. That pretty much sums up the Democrat Party: politics over principles…
On this 15th Anniversary, I ask that you FaxBlast Congress and let them know, in no uncertain terms, that you will do everything in your power to remove anyone from office who votes to sustain Obama’s veto…
Fifteen years is a long time to seek justice. These victims and their families deserve the right to sue any individual or country who contributed to bringing the Twin Towers down.
The only question is whether Congress will fight for them or not…
By all means, use this anniversary as a day of remembrance. But make it a day of action as well
Joe Otto and the Conservative Daily Team