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BSOTU: Spoiler: September the 11th Mentions

05/25/2011 11:50 am ET
  • Bob Cesca Host of The Bob & Chez Show, Writer for Salon.com

He'll mention September 11th twice. Ooga booga! Just a reminder, America. Be very afraid -- even though we're fighting them "over there."

One of the mentions is in the context of the warrantless spying. Again, we WANT to spy on potential evil-doers. But within the law. And the president broke the law -- for no reason, since spying is legal with a warrant.

"It is said that prior to the attacks of September 11th, our government
failed to connect the dots of the conspiracy. We now know that two of the
hijackers in the United States placed telephone calls to al-Qaida
operatives overseas. But we did not know about their plans until it was
too late."

Several things here... "Bin Laden Determined to Strike Within the U.S." and "the biggest issue you'll have to deal with is Bin Laden" and "My Pet Goat" and "blank check to do whatever the hell you want and every time you mention the date, Americans will freak out and duct tape everything."