I am so relieved to find that there issomeone in the United States who can look past the fear of beingconsidered “unpatriotic” and see the truth. Ever since 9/11,Americans have been riled up to punish someone. Since we’ve had ahard time pinpointing Bin Laden, what better way to release someaggression than to dethrone a long-time adversary? With haphazardevidence and a blind eye to more sadistic tyrants, we ran in with ourguns blazing.
It is ridiculous to think how quickly we rushedinto war without thinking of the repercussions. Now, families are beingtorn apart as soldiers die because we couldn’t control ourimpatience and think rationally to look at the entire issue ofterrorism, and consider more than just Iraq.
But things arestarting to change, and maybe we’re not too far from grace. Maybenow we will realize the importance of fighting terrorism, instead ofsome punks in a desert.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.