Thursday, April 30, 2009

On Buzzing Lower Manhattan

..as Air Force One did the other day.

As the powers that be go on dickering about what would constitute a proper memorial for the World Trade Center, destroyed by Islamic terrorists eight years ago, let us reflect on one simple fact: There is nothing New York cannot handle with the help of its citizens and a few strategically place anti-aircraft guns.

On the top deck of the new Trade Center, for example. Also on the Chrysler Building. And let's not forget the Empire State Building. Somebody's got to protect midtown.

Do we really wonder if AF-1 would have gone for that unannounced photo-op if Manhatten were properly outfitted?

Times like this, it pays to remember some of the great moments from "Casablanca."


MAJOR STRASSER: Are you one of the people who cannot imagine the Germans in their beloved Paris?

RICK: It's not particularly my beloved Paris.

HERR HEINZE: What about London?

RICK: When you get there, ask me.

STRASSER: What about New York?

RICK: There are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn't advise you to try to invade.


Somebody read that to whoever authorized that idiotic photo op.

2 comments:

HEATHER said...

Glad that you are posting again. I have missed reading your take on the issues.

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

A very good point.