Today, in the aftermath of Osama bin Laden's death, Barack Hussein Obama will visit New York's Ground Zero for the first time since being elected and remind Americans of the importance of coming together in a renewed sense of unity.
And by "unity," of course, he means "total amnesia."
Because Mr. Obama desperately wants America to forget virtually everything about his administration's "War on War on Terror."
He'd like us to forget that his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, stood on the floor of the senate soon after the 9/11 attacks displaying a headline that proclaimed "BUSH KNEW!" He'd like us to forget Whitehouse staffer Van Jones, who wasn't shy about telling people that Bush actually blew up the twin towers. And Mr. Obama would like Americans to forget that his pastor of 20 years, Jeremiah Wright, described the 9/11 attacks as "America's chickens coming home to roost."
To achieve our all-important moment of "unity," it's critical that we forget Barack Obama's promise to close Guantanamo, and that he downgraded the ability of the CIA to interrogate prisoners. We have to expunge from our memories the fact that Eric Holder considered criminal prosecution of the very people who helped obtain the information that brought down Osama bin Laden...and favored expensive, dangerous, and legally risky "show trials" for terrorists in the still-bleeding heart of New York (while delaying for two years the military tribunals which Obama and Holder thought untrustworthy).
Mr. Obama invited President George W. Bush to his Ground Zero "unity" appearance apparently hoping that Mr. Bush would forget the many times that Obama accused him personally of ignoring Osama bin Laden in favor of starting a "war of choice" in Iraq. Perhaps he also hoped Bush would forget that Mr. Obama likes to invite people to gatherings at which he intends to insult them - as he did with the Supreme Court justices and Paul Ryan.
And of course, "unity" means that Barack Obama would like us to forget that he refused to make a statement to the American people on the Ground Zero Mosque controversy...but days later, at his Ramadan feast, announced to a room filled with Muslim dignitaries that he strongly supported it.
So whenever you hear Barack Hussein Obama say the word "unity," know that he really means "forget."
Just as he should know that real Americans will "Never Forget."