First, excerpts of House Resolution 427, introduced on September 7th, 2005:
Whereas on September 11, 2001, while Americans were attending to their daily routines, terrorists hijacked four civilian aircraft, crashing two of them into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, and a third into the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C., and a fourth was prevented from also being used as a weapon against America by brave passengers who placed their country above their own lives;
Whereas four years later the country continues to, and shall forever, mourn the tragic loss of life at the hands of terrorist attackers;
Whereas by targeting symbols of American strength and success, these attacks clearly were intended to assail the principles, values, and freedoms of the United States and the American people, intimidate the Nation, and weaken the national resolve...
Resolved, That the House of Representatives—
(1) extends again its deepest sympathies to the thousands of innocent victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, their families, friends, and loved ones;
(2) honors the heroic actions and the sacrifices of United States military and civilian personnel and their families who have sacrificed much, including their lives and health, in defense of their country in the Global War on Terrorism;
(3) honors the heroic actions of first responders, law enforcement personnel, State and local officials, volunteers, and others who aided the innocent victims and, in so doing, bravely risked their own lives and long-term health;
(4) expresses thanks and gratitude to the foreign leaders and citizens of all nations who have assisted and continue to stand in solidarity with the United States against terrorism in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks...
Pretty basic stuff, right? Well, there were six votes against it - note the names and party well:
John Conyers (D-Michigan), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), Cynthia McKinney (D-Georgia), Pete Stark (D-Calif.), Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.)
No surprise that the two most frothing anti-Semites of the House, Conyors (he of the "mock impeachment" of George Bush that turned into a Democratic anti-Semetic free for all) and McKinney ("I lost because of the J-E-W-S Jews!") are there, nor McDermott, whom threw his body in front of Saddam while he throws America to the terrorists. Funny how two-thirds of the "nay" votes were from California - is there any wonder why the "left coast", and Hollywood, has such a disconnect from the rest of American society? Traitors to the principles and people of America these Democrats are; nothing less...
I'll close with this bit of analysis from No Parasan! (ironic that it takes a French blog to point out what the US media turns a blind eye to):
I’m sure they think they’re standard-bearers of some sort of cause, if they could pin something down. They are rapidly becoming just that – promoters of PC oppression which seems blind to the horrors of terror, and the tyranny of Jihadists.
Link to No Parasan! here: http://no-pasaran.blogspot.com/2005/09/short-of-sight-and-left-of-everything.html
Link to HR 427 here: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/gpoxmlc109/hr427_ih.xml