Saturday, September 10, 2011

America Still Exceptional: Mansur

It is both ironic and tragic that the president presiding over the 10th anniversary of 9/11 is a shallow man who spits on American exceptionalism, the very concept that drew the jihadis to attack its symbols. And yet, writes Salim Mansur, although America is showing signs of weariness and distress, we should--we must--not count it out:
The empty grounds where the twin towers stood now ironically symbolize the state of America herself – querulous, seemingly in retreat from being the beacon of freedom and, to many of her friends just as to her foes, set on the glide path of decline as has happened with previous great powers.  
A majority of the present generation of Americans, dwarfed by the greatness of her history, elected a man as their leader most unfit to occupy the seat of Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. And consequently, the present occupant of the White House signifies a downcast America.

The world, especially the freedom-loving people everywhere, cannot do without America’s leadership role in all things that matter – in the words of her founding document, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Ugly smile

Evil wears an ugly smile estimating the forces of good have been weakened without America at the helm in the struggle of good against evil embedded in the hearts of men.

Yet so long as America remains an open society and freedom-loving republic, it cannot be counted down.

Her friends on this 9/11 will be praying for her swift return to the special role history assigned her at birth.
Hear, hear and amen. Also--I commend Salim for being one of the few pundits brave enough and saavy enough and to bring "evil" into his anniversary remarks. You can be sure it's a word that won't pass the lips of Mayor "Ground Zero Mosque" Bloomburg or Pres. Barack "Outreach" Obama.

Or even, say, Thomas L. "Jetsons" Friedman's.

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