posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 10:03 PM
While this war hasn't ended our nation, and, no European nations have lost their sovereignty to Al-quaeda, this war may cost us something else far
greater than our economy and allowing our government to be corrupt. We may lose our humanity in the process. It seems like every day we are blared
with news about the war. We are told about how things are going. We worry about how people are doing in Iraq. And, all of this is making us mad, it
made us fear the terrorists, now we don't fear them so much anymore. How many of you really cared about politics before the war on terror? How many
of you were interested in the world outside you before 9-11? You may have known that there were wars that were going on, you may have known about
Kosovo, but I don't think that any of you were following the wars so closely as we are now.
You were probably just living life out like I was. I try to avoid as much news about the war in Iraq as I can. I try not to read articles about the
war on Iraq in the newspaper and I am refraining from watching the news on television for anything except what's relevant to me. I just think that
this war has taken over our life in a way. We have become exposed to politics more than ever before, but, I just think that we need to find a
solution to this problem, so we can return to our normal way of life.
I bet that all of you want to live your life without worrying so much about what's going to happen to our army and our home. What we want is a
victory. Not only would a victory boost our moral but it would allow us to return to our normal-lifestyle.
I think that if this war continues on for a lot longer and there isn't really a clear-winner that the end of the world we knew when we were younger
will come, and, we will live in a new world, a new world where we constantly fear violence, and we fear terrorists, everywhere we go, we would always
be fearing something. The old world where we would be happy and not have much to fear would be gone and it would be replaced by this new world where
we would be constantly worrying.
I want life to be back to normal. Even if you don't think about politics or try not to you know how much this war has affected everyone around you.
You know what this war is doing to people. If we don't somehow manage to win we won't be able to return to the lifestyle that we had before. If
that happens, then, we will have lost.
I'm just thinking that the Bush administration could be making this war intentionally drag out so long so they could demoralize us. That would be
the first step in his plan. I think it's all part of some scheme so they can control our minds, and, really hurt us so we can be more easily
What do you think?