April 27, 2006

I just don't understand it


I hate getting political here, so I'll try to keep it short. But I just don't get where the outrage went involving 9/11. I just got done watching a trailer for the new flight 93 movie, and just watching it gave you chills. Meanwhile, hardly anybody in this country even mentions 9/11 anymore, or the fact that we were brutally attacked by foreigners that killed 3,000 civilians.

Perhaps that means we're winning the war on terror. Perhaps going back to normal life is our way of telling them that like soccer, the metric system and David Hasslehoff, we just don't give a shit about anything but ourselves. (And we wonder why everybody hates us?) To me, the feelings after 9/11 were that of sorry, anger and most of all revenge. Yes, we knocked out the Taliban and whether you agree or not, took out a huge thorn in our side in Saddam. But aside from whether or not you think Iraq was the right thing to do, aside from the fact that you think it's going well there or not...it's hard to argue the fact that things in the United States today...aren't THAT much different than they were on September 10th, 2001.

You can call George Bush the worst president on earth. You can compare him to Stalin, and put him atop a list of war criminals a mile long. But what you cannot deny is that despite everything that seems to be going wrong...despite everything that is reported in the press from Iraq, a country that arguablly had "nothing" to do with 9/11....despite all of that...you cannot tell me with a straight face that aside from longer lines at the airport, your life is any different. (Unless you have lost a loved one in the miltary, or have a loved one serving, which is obviously a huge change.)

Face facts: Despite 70% of the nation hating George Bush's guts...despite the fact that he certainly has (in my opinion) screwed up a multitude of issues during his term.....the current administration has protected this country (to this point) from further attack by extremists. And in the end, isn't that all that really mattered five years ago?

I look forward to seeing the movie. From what I hear, it's extremely emotional, beyond description. We shall see.

2 Comments:

Blogger Emily said...

great post, so true

2:51 PM  
Blogger Husker Mike said...

It was 7 years between attacks on the World Trade Center. Just because we haven't been attacked again doesn't we won't be attacked again.

4:56 PM  

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