Skip to comments.For all of them, we grieve; for those who mourn them, we pray.
Posted on 02/11/2006 9:48:57 AM PST by CHICAGOFARMER
"Once again I return to your web site. Drawn here, as if returning to the grave site of a fallen comrade. Perhaps it is not so different from that.
I read the stories you have here... written between the names of so many lost lives, and listen to cries that fill my head left by those they left behind. And, I cant help but wonder why so many Americans prefer to forget these events in favor of perpetuating their idealistic beliefs that we should do little or nothing to stop such atrocities from occurring again.
Thousands of names and dozens of events so easily ignored by any of us proves a great many failings in our society. With the comparative riches we have here in America too many of us have become soft, spoiled, uncaring, complacent, and uneducated. There is an indescribable sadness in that.
In our country we believe in the great and noble principle that says all men should be free. And in our effort to spread that believe, our democracy will somehow project us from becoming a murderous society like the ones we see in other places around the world that would commit genocide over simple differences of religion. I wonder if we know how to protect ourselves... from our own complacency?
All too soon we will once again be bombarded by all the political advertisements that signal the beginning of another election and a new administration. President Bush nears the end of his term limits and a new President will take his place. For our sake... and for the sake of future generations of Americans, I hope this new administration will have the courage to whole-heartedly continue this fight against terrorism and the countries that harbor them.
Whether this new President is Republican or Democrat, whether he is Black or White, Christian, Muslim, or Jewish, or whether the office is filled by a man or a woman. I pray that our next President is willing to fight to keep the cowardly terrorists from killing as many as they would like to. Rest assured... those cowards are wishing for the exact opposite.
At the on-set of this war, Mr. Bush publicly warned us that this would be a long and costly war, but that justice would be served. Unlike other wars this one will not end with some high profile event like Japan's surrender on the decks of the Battleship Missouri. Because our enemy is a scattered and hidden foe, it will be hard to know for sure that the battle is won. The only proof will be the passing of time without the loss of innocent lives.
Osama and others like him prefer to believe that Americans do not have the stomach for such a fight. We better hope that they are not right."...Ron S, October 25, 2005
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