Carol Platt Liebau: We'd <i>Better</i> Be Ready

Sunday, April 02, 2006

We'd Better Be Ready

This piece discusses the upcoming movie "United 93," which deals with the 9/11 attacks on America.

Some apparently feel that it's "too soon" for movies about that terrible day -- they're not "ready" to see the images. For my part, I believe they can't come soon enough. Nobody waited until 1950 to make movies about World War II; even as the war raged, moviegoers flocked to theaters to see it dramatized.

What has changed? Is it because the events of 9/11 happened closer to home?

It's not clear. But movies about 9/11 are, perhaps, even more important than the ones about WWII were. Because then, people knew what they were fighting for (and against), even without movies to remind them. Today, it seems like too many of us have forgotten.

Are we "ready" for a film about 9/11? We'd better be. The more we understand the threats arrayed against us -- and remember how it felt the day some of them came to fruition -- the more likely we are to confront them before we face another 9/11 here at home.

11 Comments:

Blogger The Flomblog said...

We all beter be ready!

12:41 PM  
Blogger stackja1945 said...

The left wing dreamers do not want the 9/11 story told. Easier to remember the past of Hitler and Tojo. Or as C looney remembers the fifties.

5:20 PM  
Blogger -=Topper=- said...

Be ready when it's neccesary. When is the right ever going to come to grips with what the left already knows.

You right wingers shouldn't want this story told either. It is your leaders greatest travesty and failure. There has yet to be a conviction in the case of 9/11 and Moussaoui doesn't count. Our ports and airports are still easy go through targets, Norm Coleman proved that.

The ghosts that Bush intended to kill or capture have been free men sinse 9/11. What does that say?

Whenever there is a need, oh say NSA, O'le Bin just conveniantly comes out of hiding. 9/11 is Bush's only hat, and he desperately needs a new one. Then again, a 40 year family rise to power will end in 2008, or will it. Indeed be ready.

12:33 AM  
Blogger COPioneer said...

That's hilarious Topper, what does the left know? I haven't heard it. They think they would have gotten OBL...rhetoric. They would have Saddam moving onto UN Resolution #54 by now... And when Bush tries to put a stop to al-queda (re: NSA), the Democrats try to put a stop to Bush...

10:43 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Why doesn't Moussaoui count?

1:28 PM  
Blogger Paulatics said...

To Topper and all the lefties -
The reason you guys 'hate' George Bush so much is because he reminds you every day how inept, how inadequate Bill Clinton was/is.
After reading Richard Miniter's Losing Bid Laden, I get sick all over again.
Saddam Hussein has more in common with Adolf Hitler than Geroge Bush ever will in any lefties' fantasies yet the constant denial of such fact makes the left look creepier and creepier. If anyone had the temerity to view the History Channel's recent showing of Saddam Hussein's rise to power,
the Islamic Mufti who went on to become part of Hitler's Nazi Germany, you could not fail to see the lies in Michael Moore's film of crappola.
Remember this and remember it well:
the pigheaded small minded people
of today who constantly whine about George Bush will rise up if
the rest of us don't.

Paulatics

6:19 PM  
Blogger Svolich said...

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6:47 PM  
Blogger Svolich said...

Toppy, old man...

Do Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, Mustafa al-Hawsawi, Abdul Aziz, Abu Faisal, Waleed Mohammed bin Attash, Hassan Ghul,Abu Faraj al-Libi and Ramzi bin al-Shibh count?

If you don't know who they are, you don't have the basic knowledge needed to post on this topic.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

I won't watch it. Many on the left, as Topper proves, ought to. This heinous attack still needs to be in the forefront of America's collective mind. Particularly the left half.

11:42 PM  
Blogger Roy Lofquist said...

Too soon? We get one viewer from NY and one from LA and they both say "too soon"? Hmmm...

9:18 AM  
Blogger Kerry said...

Hollywood is screwed. After sitting on their hands for five years, any film they attempt to make about the war with the Islamic Jihadist terrorists that does not reflect the truth of events as United 93 does/will, is going to fall short. I predict they will continue to pout.

7:33 PM  

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