According to the show business publication Variety, more than 40 television programs are coming this week on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. That’s fine. Like the Alamo and Pearl Harbor, we should remember to honor the dead and their loved ones.
But the tenth anniversary is more about the future in this ongoing war that is unlikely to end any time soon.
Clearly the policy -- begun in the Bush administration and continued in this one -- of an outreach to Muslims isn’t working. We are not about to convert sufficient numbers of them to our point of view, much less our way of life, to prevent another attack.
A report from a respected Italian publication says that Cuba is welcoming the terrorist group Hezbollah to that country and allowing it to setup a terrorist cell. Hezbollah will reportedly coordinate with other cells in Mexico and Venezuela for new attacks in this hemisphere, including the U.S.
For years, the left – think Michael Moore, among others – has said Cuba is no threat. Now, if this report is true, Cuba is a state sponsor of terrorism. What will we do about that? This is among many questions going forward.
I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: September 6, 2011