Thursday, July 07, 2005

Why did we let it happen?

We knew that terror such as happened in London today was going to happen sooner or later. There are terrorists out there and if we are not alert we will be hurt. But with that said, we also have to be aware that they can only hurt us fatally if we allow them to dictate changes in our system that will clamp down on speech and actions by our citizens as the Patriot Act does now.

We lost 3000 people on one day when we lose more than that every month or so on our highways, but we let our superstructure go to pot while expending our efforts on not guarding our borders. I don't think many of us would have had a great deal of difficulty with a quick shot into Afghanistan after 9/11 to focus on the terrorist camps there. Some of us might not have had a great deal of difficulty with staying the course there to really damage the terrorist cells. But diverting our attention to the Iraq which was not involved in any of the terrorism in our country was the nonsense that has set our teeth on edge. Today, London suffered damage that may have been prevented if we had "stayed the course" that we should have.

We all suffer today with the Londoners who have lost friends and family, or arms and legs and eyesight. Could we have prevented it had we not let ourselves be diverted into a senseless war?


Blogger Eric Coobs said...

So the USA is to blame for the attack on London now? Stop & think about what you're saying.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Chuck Rightmire said...

Eric, I haven't said that. All I said was that we let ourselves get diverted from what we should have been doing. Think about what you're reading.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

The USA's proactive approach to the war on terrorism has been preventing attacks like this in the USA for 4 years - I don't think London will be like Madrid, their response will be swift & terrible.

12:02 PM  

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