On this sad anniversary, please note that not one terrorist associated with the destruction of the World Trade Towers in New York, the attack on the Pentagon or the plane crash in Pennsylvania has been brought to justice.
Osama Bin Laden is still at large.
The ban on assault weapons has been allowed to lapse, making it easier for terrorists who infiltrate our borders to obtain personal weapons of mass destruction.
Two hundred billion dollars has been diverted from the war on terror and spent on the war in Iraq to depose Saddam Hussein, whose country was found to have no weapons of mass destruction. The 9/11 Commision determined that Saddam had no ties to the terrorists who struck America three years ago today.
Are we any safer now than we were three years ago on this date?
We are not.
George W. Bush has made enemies of former allies.
He has continued to shield the Saudi government from scrutiny as to their role in producing more 9/11 terrorists than any other Middle Eastern country, and their continuing to foster the growth of new Al Qaida cells in their midst.
This is an anniversary, but it's not a happy one.
I pray the fourth anniversary of 9/11 will be marked by President Kerry, in a solemn and dignified way, with measurable dents put in terrorist activity, by his new administration.