Monday, September 12, 2005

Not Bad: Everybody has been commemorating the fourth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. While it's important that we never forget that fateful day, let's also take notice that we have not had a terrorist attack on this country in the past four years.

The reasons for such fortune are debatable. I attribute much of it to taking the fight overseas. Al Qaeda sees the action in Iraq as a much more desperate situation for them than the need to conduct attacks here. Combine that with vigilant law enforcement on this end, and we've succeeded far beyond what we thought we would have accomplished four years ago when we began the War on Terrorism.

That being said, we will be attacked again. It's just too easy to commit violence in a free society. So the presence of any attack in the near or distant future won't necessarily signal any vast failure on our part, just the determination of our enemies. And even though this country is fractured politically, let's hope that we meet future threats and attacks with a solid front that cannot be broken.


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