Hatch: What have we learned from 9/11?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Orrin Hatch, the senior Republican in the United States Senate, issued the following statement today on the 14th anniversary of the September 11th attacks:

None of us will ever forget the events of September 11th. That day, we peered into the face of evil. But for all the evil we witnessed, we saw good in equal measure. We saw fortitude in our firefighters and policemen who sacrificed all. We saw strength in our leaders and soldiers who stood ready to respond. On that day, the cowardice of our enemies only magnified the courage of our heroes, and in every instance of villainy, we responded with acts of valor.

I am acutely aware of that danger and the terrorist activities that continue to threaten our country. I do not believe in negotiating with terrorists, nor do I believe in appeasing nations that propagate terrorism abroad. For that reason, I expressed my resolute opposition to the President’s Iran nuclear deal this week.

Iran’s leaders embody the very hatred that led to the attacks of September 11. For that reason alone, I cannot support a deal that releases vast sums of money to the regime, which it can use to support terrorist groups, such as Hamas and Hezbollah.

Fourteen years after the events of September 11, the terrorist threat has not receded. If anything, it has grown stronger. I remain committed to protecting this nation against all terrorist threats, which is why I oppose the President’s Iran deal.”

Wednesday, Hatch provided a detailed argument for his opposition to the Iran deal, which can be seen in the video at the top of the page.

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7 Comments

  • fun bag September 11, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    u.s. govt is responsible for 9/11. Haven’t figured out if they just let it happen or actively made it happen. The whole story hasn’t come out and probably never will. The american public has a short memory for facts. Binladen was no doubt a terrorist but I’m not convinced it was him the planned it out and made it happen. Saudi govt (which the Bush admin was extremely friendly with) also played a part in 9/11 terrorist attacks. Bush II admin wanted a war from the moment he came into power and 9/11 made the perfect excuse. Now we have a never ending war…

    • fun bag September 12, 2015 at 7:08 pm

      LOL whats that sound?! … crickets!… don’t worry i dont care either, but it is fun to think about

  • NotSoFast September 11, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Totally agree with Hatch’s argument for caution.

  • Dexter September 11, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    More government fear mongering. The sky is falling.! The sky is falling.!

  • munchie September 12, 2015 at 8:59 am

    What have we learned? That we are safer under Democratic administrations. All that Republican bluster is just that…bluster.

  • fun bag September 12, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    TRUMP FOR PRES 2016 AND ED ELLIPSIS FOR VICE PRES!!!!!!!!

  • SSTEED September 13, 2015 at 8:32 am

    We get it Hatch, your working for the bankers in Israel; and we all know why this is bad for them. Your buddies have been killing civilians since they got their greedy little fingers on the holy land, including Americans. And I know their media didn’t cover it but your buddies have left their fingerprints all over the place in regard to 9-11. The Holland tunnel and the Washington bridge both had bombs that were stopped that day and a whole bunch of massad agents were arrested setting them up but they were released and sent home. You are the biggest terrorist in the pile Hatch so don’t talk to me about what makes war more likely. 9/11 was orchestrated as an excuse to go to war, a war that has been very good for Israel which is why we heard no opposition from you in 2002. I liked the reflection of the lights on your forehead; it looked like little white horns that kept appearing and reappearing. Your shapeshifting horns seem appropriate being that you are working for Satan.

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