I am posting this right from Foreign Confidential(formerly China Confidential). Below Confidential Reporter's comments and then a response from another blogger CALIFORNIA YANKEE, that is quite good.
First from Foreign Confidential:
A Postmodern Observance?
Ahead of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the White House has issued two rather peculiar and seemingly politicized sets of guidelines to government agencies--for domestic and overseas use--on how to commemorate and talk about the worst-ever attacks on the United States on U.S. soil. Click here and here for the story and here for one blogger's critical response.
The guidelines advise officials to minimize the role of the organization that attacked the U.S.--Al Qaeda--and to make every effort possible to universalize the event.
Readers can decide for themselves if the guidelines are in line with the Obama administration's pronounced tendency to avoid singling out radical Islam--i.e. rightwing political Islam, or Islamism--as an enemy, taking the Bush administration's War on Terror label to a new level of obfuscation, and to downplay and discourage any suggestion or hint or notion of American exceptionalism, even with regard to unique historic events.
Regarding universalizing the attacks, the advice reminds this reporter of the Communist conspiracy to steal the legacy of Anne Frank.
Original post is here from Foreign Confidential
Here is what California Yankee has to say about these 'guidelines':
Obama even regulates how to commemorate the 9/11 terror attacks
The Obama regime shamelessly issued two sets of documents regulating how to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attacks against United States.
One set of the 9/11 commemoration regulations, entitled “9/11 Anniversary Planning,” is for domestic audiences and highlights Obama's continuing attempts to politicize the 9/11 anniversary as a campaign propaganda tool. The second set of 9/11 commemoration regulations is for foreign audiences.
The commemoration regulations, the New York Times and the Obama regime prefer to call them guidelines, list what themes to underscore -- and the tone to set:
Officials are instructed to memorialize those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and thank those in the military, law enforcement, intelligence or homeland security for their contributions since.
Officials are to warn that Americans must be prepared for another attack -- and must be resilient in recovering from the loss.
Officials are cautioned that commemorations should not cast the United States as the sole victim of terrorism.
The tone should be shaped by a recognition that the outpouring of worldwide support for the United States in the weeks after the attacks turned to anger at some American policies adopted in the name of fighting terror -- on detention, on interrogation, and the decision to invade Iraq.
The regulations also seek to remind everyone that Osama bin Laden was killed and cite his death as a reason for officials to “minimize references to Al Qaeda”:
The guidelines say officials are to make the point that “Al Qaeda and its adherents have become increasingly irrelevant.”
The guidelines say the absence of Al Qaeda playing any significant role in the “Arab Spring” uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa should be cited as evidence that bin Laden’s organization “represents the past,” while peaceful street protesters in Egypt and Tunisia “represent the future.”
The 9/11 commemoration regulations aimed at foreign audiences call on American officials to praise overseas partners, who have joined the worldwide effort to combat violent extremism, formerly known as the Global War On Terror:
We honor and celebrate the resilience of individuals, families, and communities on every continent, whether in New York or Nairobi, Bali or Belfast, Mumbai or Manila, or Lahore or London.
Obama should leave his political propaganda and messaging for another day and instead simply join, or actually lead, Americans in a national day of remembrance.
Original article is here from California Yankee.
Here is what I think about these guidelines:
These are nothing but a maneuver by obama to make 9/11 a less than 100% American moment, and this is what obama does and has done ever since he took office. How many times have we listened or watched obama, the first muslim potus bow before a king like the pig king of saudi arabia, or some other foreign power? How many times has obama tried to apologize for and minimize AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM on the global stage in the presence of our adversaries and enemies? How many times has obama used errors that the United States has made to further embarrass and lower this country in the eyes of the world, especially the muslim world?
Tell me and others reading here WHAT and WHICH country is perfect and has done more than the United States in the last two hundred plus years to keep world peace, and bring stability and prosperity to almost every corner of the world? Do you hear the same crickets chirping as I do? No country is perfect but Americans still are exceptional, even with a loser like obama as potus.
This is an attempt to whitewash United States history and make America just like the rest of the world, no better but in obama's world, America is one of the worst countries in the world.
The guidelines are a cheap shot to tarnish those who died on Flight 93, at the Pentagon, when the planes struck the twin towers and later collapsed, a cheap shot to those who numbered almost 3,0000 that died when all they did was report to work, a slap in the face to all those who responded to the emergency calls and who died trying to rescue those who were trapped and dying in the towers, a cold hard snub to all those who lost loved ones and have had to move on with their shattered lives after 9/11/2001. Who is he to cheapen and lower 9/11 into an international or global day of mourning?
One thing obama is for sure; he IS NOT my president nor will he EVER BE my president of the United States Of America. The best thing he could do would be to stay away from any and all events connected to 9/11. He is a stain and an embarrassment to those who died on 9/11 and to those who lost a loved one for the rest of their lives on 9/11. Stay away mr. president, please just stay away.
Big hat tip to Foreign Confidential