9/11 commemorative this-and-that ... starting to get on my nerves.
Yes, it's tragic that thousands of people died. I didn't know anyone personally, but I've lost friends and family members before, and I know how hard that can be, especially when they are taken from you suddenly.
But ... all of those people died for nothing. Their deaths were senseless and meaningless, and that makes it all the more tragic.
I know, I know, it's nice to think they died for freedom, for America, for the freedom of America, protecting their country. Unfortunately, the best that can be said is they were used as pawns by a terrorist organization.
The United States is worse off than it was 6 years ago. The economy has recovered somewhat, true, but our government has used 9/11 as an excuse to take away our freedoms and dilute what this country ostensibly stands for. Our government has gotten bigger and more powerful, it spies on us, and the populace lives in fear of it. We were the aggressors, and are now the occupiers, in a war on a country that made no move against us. This war has made us less safe at home by putting us at higher risk for terrorism. Our president has one of the lowest approval ratings in history.
Bush and his government are the real terrorists. The fact that a man who uses the US Constitution as toilet paper can remain in office for this long is downright criminial.
We learned nothing from 9/11. But it's never too late to start.