I’m on the west coast on business and last night at about 8pm Pacific time, I was getting frantic texts from home: “Obama will be giving a major national security speech from the solemnness of The White House at 10:30pm. Very weird, especially for this President who prefers cheering audiences as much as his TelePrompTer.
And then came the words I had longed to hear for nearly 10 years: Osama bin Laden is dead.
I began to cry as I thought of the thousands incinerated, slaughtered, and fell to their deaths on Sept. 11, 2001.
My heart goes to the family of our close friend — Joe Ferguson — who died when Flight 77 slammed into the side of the Pentagon that bright blue September morning. I hope they will have some sense of closure. The War isn’t over, but the AQ Commander In Chief has been defeated in battle.
My hearty thanks goes to our intelligence and defense communities. A big thanks to President Obama, CIA Director Panetta and SecDef Robert Gates for what appears to be a rare coordinated intel/military ops that worked flawlessly.
Finally, nothing can express my grief and sadness toward the families of 9/11 victims and to those families who gave our nation their sons and daughters in the first round of the Global War on Islamic Terror.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!
Here are the pups….. in order of seniority:
All say “woof” and send their doggy breath in love…
Hey everyone, please welcome Shadow to the GayPatriot family. Saxby decided he liked her….. and she really likes him — I can tell because she is constantly biting on his ears and neck.
Aside from a move that a spayed male dog isn’t supposed to make (*rolling eyes*)…. he has been great with her and she is definitely tiring him out (for once!). I’m hoping to get photos of both of them together by week’s end.
For now, I think I’m more tired than the dogs who have been playing constantly. So I’m hoping to catch up on some sleep!
Some recent photos of the Patriot Household. It is going to be a hot one this weekend! (Global warming, of course!)
Um….Dad…. I’m really sorry about the whole nose injury thing on Saturday. You know I just get excited when you play with me. I don’t get to see you a lot…..so I just get all jumpy and love to bite on your face.
Anyway, I hope you are doing okay in California. OtherDad took me to the doggie daycare today. I can’t wait to see you both again next weekend. OtherDad told me Grandma is coming. That means more food for me!
Well, this has taken me a while to write since it is hard to type with my paws. So I think I’ll just relax now and look for some food scraps on the floor. Or maybe I’ll just go to sleep.
I miss you Dad!