When those mass murderers flew those planes into American targets on September 11th, 2001, they changed the United States … and the world … and not for the good. Theirs is a legacy of ugliness, sorrow, pain, and fear. Difficult to believe that these fools imagined themselves to be on some sort of religious mission for Allah, or God.
It’s my belief that they were tools of Satan, bent on doing as much harm as possible.
I believe Americans are mostly optimistic, hopeful people. Grief and fear seemed to replace our most positive impulses for many months after the attack.
Dealing with the damage of 9/11 has cost the U-S and the world hundreds of thousands of lives and trillions of dollars, mostly debt. There doesn’t seem to be any end to the battle against terrorism … even as we transition from military answers to intelligence and law enforcement solutions.
I believe as a nation we are more alert, more careful than we were before 9/11. We’re still working on getting back our wonderful American optimism.
Our thought for today is from F. Scott Fitzgerald: