To Save America, We Need Another 9/11
States Stu Bykofsky in his editorial in the Philadelphia Daily News.
I am not sure exactly what I feel as I type this, possibly a sense of disgust that this man is correct? Americans do expect instantaneous results.
I find it laughable as I listen to those who state “the war in Iraq is lost”, “those people can’t get their acts together and stand on their own”. How long did it take this young republic to truly reach independence? Sadly, most cannot answer that question.
The only mistake in this global war on terror is that we still have the gloves on. If you want it to end, it’s not going to be pretty, and yes….women and children will die. That is war. If you don’t fight against terrorism, die with them.
Unfortunately, from what I see in folks today is that if it’s too hard, folks don’t want to do it. Does anyone today think about how the NYC subways were built more than 100 years ago? How did those guys do that? Folks just take for granted that it’s there. No thinking about the inordinate manpower hours, drilling, constructing (you don’t think those I-Beams magically floated there, do you?), etc.
Basically, insert the War in Iraq above. Does anyone truly understand what its like to walk in the boots of our soldiers? Do you know how you would react with IEDs and bullets flying? Be honest, most of you don’t, but you certainly do have an opinion as to how it could be done better, don’t you?
9/11 united us for a moment, then it got hard. It’s easier to lay blame at someone else’s door.
Do more people truly have to die for folks to wake up and smell the coffee??????