Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11th

We all remember where we were on that infamous day. I was in my office when a co-worker told me that a plane had hit one of the towers. Soon afterwards we heard about the second tower. My company did a lot of business with Cantor Fitzgerald so we all knew that there were most likely people we had spoken to who were now dead.

People in my office were crying and afraid. We all wondered what had really happened. When we found out what had really happened we were all in stunned silence. At that point I wanted those who did this to pay. I threw my support totally behind President Bush. I did not vote for him but in a time of crisis we rally together. How six years have changed everything.

Osama Bin Laden is alive and well and making videotapes and President Bush says he does not spend a lot of time on him. Oh really Mr. President? The man that killed 3000 of our people is not worth your thoughts yet invading the wrong country is? Your actions since 9/11 have destroyed two countries. Iraq and Afghanistan lead the world in suicide bombings. The civilian death toll in Iraq by some accounts has passed 500,000 and the number of dead soldiers is close to 3800. The standing of America in the world is the lowest in my lifetime after being the highest after 9/11.

For most people actions have consequences but for George W. Bush and Osama Bin Laden life works differently and the entire world suffers as a result.

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