Since 9-11 Do You Feel Safe?

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Every time I turn on a news channel whether its FOX, CNN, CBS, or ABC all I see is sad stories of politicians using government funds for their personal use, or unremorseful talk show host David Letterman revealing to the world that he cheated on his wife with pretty much all of his assistants. Then you see a story about another terror threat on our country, which should be the lead story that falls behind stupid gossip.


Ever since 9-11 anytime something popped up about a terror alert, I have always wondered what city will be next and hoped no lives would once again be lost. I think the problem that most of us had, was that we always felt untouchable living in the U.S until the towers came down and many of innocent victims lost they're lives. It's a day that all of us will never forget, and children born after the tragedy will learn about but will never fully understand the impact it had on all of us at the time.


Like many I was not a fan of President Bush at the time, but was happy he did take quick initiative to try and find the terrorist responsible for the brutal deaths of many on U.S soil. While many of the terrorist leaders have been caught or killed in the process, the one that really matters Bin Laden still seems to be at large. Until he is caught or they officially find his corpse we are not as safe as we think. Terrorist plots on U.S will continue to grow along with the strong hatred they have for us, and unlike most reasonable people they are willing to sacrifice everything to be a martyr.


I know most of us are die hard Americans willing to put flags up outside of our houses, yell at every politician we see on TV that we do not agree with. But we have to realize that we are facing terrorists that are willing to sacrifice not only themselves but their families as well. While our kids grow up little league baseball, or Pop Warner football systems, children in other countries start learning how to kill enemies at the age of five. They are brought up to believe anyone who opposes them should be dealt with in a severe manner. Every time I hear that an American convoy was attacked by a suicide bomber that happens to be a child. I am thankful that my two sons only have to worry about whether or not they will be able to play the Wii after they finish their homework before dinner.


But as time goes by since the last attack on our soil, we have all started to get a little comfortable again. There have been a couple of high alerts but thank the one above that nothing has happened. Recently suspected terrorist with Al Qaeda ties Najibullah Zazi who lived in Denver was arrested after buying large amounts of cosmetic chemicals from a beauty supply store in order to build a bomb of mass destruction, which he planned to set off in the United States. Thankfully he was caught before he was able to follow through with his plans, or we could be looking at another major attack.


For one thing I am very grateful that we have dedicated men and women that risk their lives everyday overseas to fight for what's right. I do not agree that it should have taken this long, but I am just a nine to five civilian working in the safety of an office. There are probably many things going on in Afghanistan that we truly don't know about, and will never know about. One fact still remains the same the longer troops stay overseas, the more the 9-11 death toll grows, and the more we worry that at any moment an attack could once again happen.


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