It's been five years since that fateful day. What happened then? Conspiracy theories aside, a few crazed lunatics schemed to commandeer airliners, fly them into major facilities in the US, all in the name of -- I guess -- getting attention. Like other zealots before them, their hatred drove them to most heinous acts. Many completely innocent people died. The horror of all that saddens me greatly.
The acts were completely unjustified. The US response has been a tangled web of emotional and, perhaps, counter-conspiratorial bluster -- witness Iraq II.
In the name of those that died five years ago, cannot our nation take a breath? Who is "the enemy"? What is the purpose of all the strutting and fretting that has gone on since 9/11/01? Is it vengeance? Is it justice? Is that what THEY would have wanted?
Osama and his colleagues deserve a straight jacket, certainly. But, does all this bluster REALLY seem necessary?
Let's honor our fellow citizens by dialing down our own revenge impulses.
Revenge does not bring back the dead. Is that not obvious?