Without having seen it, I cannot say if the movie about Flight 93 is fact, fiction, or a tool to get people focused on the tragedy and not the facts.
There has been virtually ZERO progress in improving our Homeland Security. It has gone BACKWARDS since 9-11. FEMA has just been recommended to disband itself by a Congressional Panel because it has been rendered an inept and hopelessly disorganized under Bush's whole Homeland Security BS. Anyone can walk across the borders. Anyone can ship in a dirty bomb. 2% of containers are screened. Hong Kong screens 100%. How can that be in a post 9-11 world if Bush is keeping us Safer? At some point, no matter who the person represents to you, your belief in a liar has to stop. Ask battered women. It's a similar relationship Bush supporters have with their man.
Here's what I would like to know. Where is Bin Laden, the one who is responsible for what happened to Flight 93 and everyone else who died that day? How is it possible that we allowed ourselves to be so fooled by Bush that Iraq was an imminent threat of ANY kind? They were not. But that's where Bush, Rumsfeld and Cheney wanted to go instead of Afghanistan where there is no Oil (just a gas pipeline that Halliburton wanted that the Taliban would not allow), and they didn't even bother sending our best soldiers into the mountians to get Bin Laden. They sent our "new" allies, the IOpium growing drug warlords of northern Afghanistan, who failed to find Bin Laden. What a surprise.
The Bush family is life long business partners with the Saudi Royal Family, the Bin Ladens. It does not matter what culture you are from, killing the SON of your business parter is not going to be acceptable, under any circumstances. And lo and behold, Bush has told us "I don't know where he is and I don't spend that much time thinking about it" and suggested that Bin Laden wasn't a threat anymore. The public outrage over that attempt to guide us away from a goal that Bush is dead set against forced the White House to put the pretense that they are looking for him back on the table. They even blew up some innocent people in northern Pakistan to make it look like they tried to get one of his top men. As usual with the Bush Administration, the intelligence was bad.
Well the intelligence on Iraq was not bad. Among others who would follow his example of telling people the truth, I listened to Scott Ritter in 2002, he was the CIA weapons inspector who said Bush was lying about WMD claims in Iraq and that he personally was involved in the entire process of dismanteling the weapons Saddam did have prior to the Kuwait invasion. Before Kuwait logistics and money ($500M of your taxes) were supplied by the USA to Saddam to use all weapons at his disposal on Iran where we felt we would benefit by a bloody war among the two and to keep Iran weak. Rumsfeld went to have his photo taken with Saddam, shaking his hands AFTER we knew he gassed the Kurds. We also then gave Saddam 500M. After the little monster refused to do what the Republicans wanted him to do, they cancelled the second 500M payment to Saddam and let the Dictator they helped prop up go on his merry way until Kuwait, when it hurt the financial interests of Saudi Arabia and others who live and die by the power of the Oil and Energy industries, like the Bush and Cheney and their supporters.
Who are the beneficiaries of the invasion of Iraq? Businesses tied to the Bush/Cheney White House, namely Halliburton, Exxon, BP and the Carlyle Group, (comprised of Bush I and other past major world leaders who play the global chess game with our lives). The other great beneficiary of the US invading Iraq is, of course, every other Oil Producing country and the largest of those is Saudi Arabia, which is selling their $20-25 oil for $75 a gol 'darnit barrel to us now. Why? Because Iraq, the third largest oild producer in the world is way way down on production. The other big reason you pay high prices is the intentional reduction of refineries by the Big Oil Companies so that even when they have a surplus of supply of crude (which we actually do) you can limit the supply of refined fuel and jack up the price, just like Enron did with phony power outages. Enron used that stolen money in 2000 to put Bush into office as the largest sole campaign contributor he had.
A Democracy doesn't work without a Educated Citizens. How can you vote for the best candidate when you can't even tell you're being lied to? It's easy to have a 80 percent approval rating when you are a liar. When people find out you are lying to them, low 30's are more than is deserved, and the atrocities committed by the outcome of your lies...well, I hear the food down at Gitmo is great, Mr. President.
Most people don't have the time to read the news, much less from more than one source. Most families don't discuss things like Politics at the dinner table. Maybe it's time to find time to get the facts beyond what TV from money is telling you and to consider the discussion part of being an educated and productive member of society.
I live by a motto. Loyalty above all else, except Honor. If the person you stand by is criminal, and you hide it, or support it, you are an accomplice to the crime. Period. Unless you're Tom DeLay, because then you can just supsend the Ethics Committe and try to just change the Law so you can be a Felon and be the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee.
Why do you think Bush chooses people entirely by Loyalty (e.g Supreme Court Justice candidate Harriet Miers)? Because it is the one thing that some people are willing to allow to come between them and what is Honorable.
I am not a Democrat either and I do see that the utter failure, incompetence and dishonesty of the Bush White House and the Republican blind mice following them should be discounted by comparison to anyone else. If the Democrats did this to our country in 6 years, I would be telling you the same thing. (Just like I would if the Vikings coach was Les Steckel.)
So, that's what I think about the Flight 93 movie. Don't be distracted from the reason it happened and the decisons that are made for you, in your name, using your money and inflaming people to commit terrorism against you.
Support the Troops and your entire country. Quit buying the lies, and consider the horrible truth of how we alienated our allies, spent our entire surplus and put us on a path for a 10 Trillion Dollar National Debt. Guess who is buying that debt to finance the Iraq war? China and oil rich nations, like Saudi Arabia and the UAE. We will owe more than the nation is worth and be completely at the mercy of those countries that can blow their nose and wipe out our economy, or toy with it for their financial and political gain. That selling of Debt is the reason you have not lost your job, house, car yet with 20% interest like it was during Viet Nam.
I pity anyone voted into office next to clean up 8 years of disaster and corruption. The only thing that can save us from that kind of situation is another technology job creating boom like the development of the Internet. However, with Republicans in office, you can guarantee that the jobs will be given to cheap labor and a living wage that made this a great nation will be long gone, that is...if everyone continues to sit there and nod numbly at the TV screen.
Despite it all, you're just one person, so you have to live and work and be a good person and have fun and do what you can with the time you have.
It doesn't hurt to be a good Fan either (even if I don't like the new Uniforms, at all).