Saturday, September 11, 2004

Three years ago

It was three years ago today that Al Qaeda terrorists attacked the USA. People keep referring to the attack as a "tragedy." No. It would have been a tragedy had an airplane accidentally flown into the WTC or the Pentagon. What happened on 9/11/01 was an atrocity.

We may not have captured OBL but we've got him and his followers on the run (those who aren't worm food yet, anyway). We've gotten rid of one middle eastern despot who aided and abetted terrorists (don't forget Hussein paid $25K to the families of Palestinian suicide bombers), and we've got one other terrorist sponsoring state -- Iran -- surrounded and feeling the heat. Moreover, we're drawing a lot of radical Muslim terrorists from their hidey holes to Iraq and killing them there, rather than in Downtown, USA. We may have a long way to go before we stamp out radical Muslim terrorism, but we've made good progress in only three years. This isn't going to be some quick in and out job, it needs a long term commitment.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was an atrocity.
But also a tragedy, for the freedom. I turned the USA halfway into a South American style police state.
And actually I don't think that three years and a couple of billion dollars have made the world much safer.