WE MAY NOT LIKE THINKING ABOUT TERRORISM BUT THERE
ARE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BRING DOWN THE “GREAT SATAN”
Okay, is everybody convinced now? We really are at war.
Sometimes it seems like all that other stuff never happened. Not the hostage taking in Iran back under Jimmy Carter. Not the killing of all those Marines in that barracks bombing in Lebanon during the Reagan years. Not the hijacking of the Achille Lauro and the murder of poor, wheelchair-bound Leon Klinghoffer. Not the first bombing of the World Trade Center or the attack on the USS Cole.
Not even 9/11.
That was 12 years ago — can you believe it?
There’s been a whole lot of other stuff since then, too, and nobody wants to think about those, either.
Fort Hood? Wasn’t that some kind of workplace incident? A guy went postal or something. Just where is Fort Hood, anyway?
Oh, we think about Afghanistan, and we argue about Iraq. But those things happened…over there. They were big and expensive, and they ran up the deficit and screwed up the economy, and that’s what really matters, after all.
Airplanes crashing into buildings here at home? Well…we’re not likely to see something really dramatic like that again. So how much damage can anybody really do to us?
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