The attacks of 9/11 will perhaps forever be known as the most horrific day ever experienced by the United States as terrorists successfully pulled off killing over 3,000 Americans. In a recent interview, Megyn Kelly ripped into the man who “poured salt into the wounds” of the families of the dead on the day of the attack.
A former professor by the name of Ward Churchill made extremely repulsive and offensive remarks following the 9/11 attacks in which he sympathized with the terrorists responsible for the hijackings, their cause and their “suffering.” Perhaps infuriating the public the most, Churchill even went so far as to dub those killed on that day as “little Eichmanns,” an infamous Nazi responsible for the countless deaths of Jews during WWII.
During the days after 9/11 Churchill wrote, “To the extent that any of them were unaware of the costs and consequences to others of what they were involved in – and in many cases excelling at – it was because of their absolute refusal to see. More likely, it was because they were too busy braying, incessantly and self-importantly, into their cell phones, arranging power lunches and stock transactions, each of which translated, conveniently out of sight, mind and smelling distance, into the starved and rotting flesh of infants.”
As previously mentioned, he even went so far as to say, “If there was a better, more effective, or in fact any other way of visiting some penalty befitting their participation upon the little Eichmanns inhabiting the sterile sanctuary of the twin towers, I’d really be interested in hearing about it.”
Finally obtaining the privilege (for lack of a better term) of having Churchill on her show, Kelly wasn’t about to let anything the man had previously said. During that time, Churchill made it not only clear that he wasn’t sorry for even the tone of his comments, but that he would in no way rescind them.
Explaining that the victims in 9/11 were in no way innocent, Churchill saw fit to dub them “technocrats” that were ultimately responsible as the interworking cogs in the ultimate U.S. machine that provoked such retaliation through the attacks. Kelly eventually had just about enough saying, “You sound, like not only do you blame them, like you dislike them.”
“What I’m saying is for effect, in addition the essence is this is what it feels like to be treated this way,” Churchill interjected. He eventually went on to say that he didn’t blame those that had died as being individually responsible but that they were, “knowingly involved,” and making money through, “criminally sanctioned,” means.
Turning her outrage to the Nazi comments, Kelly went on to ask, “How could you draw a moral equivalence between 3,000 dead Americans and a murderous Nazi like Adolf Eichmann? Did you have to be so glib about it? Did you have to be so callous?!”
Upon several deflections, all turning attention away from his actions, and the hurtful words he spoke, he brushed them off as points he was making about American hypocrisy. When asked if he would apologize for his initial remarks, he simply replied, “no.”