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Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11 Remembered

We lost so many, and we lost so much, ten years ago today. It's heartbreaking to see films and interviews with those who lost loved ones on that day. And for the rest of us, life has changed in many ways not for the better.

We now live our daily lives in the midst of a "war on terror," and we've seen thousands of our own fellow Americans die in combat in two wars of questionable merit. Meanwhile hundreds of thousands of civilians have died in Iraq and Afghanistan as a result of these wars. While I mourn today for those who perished on September 11, 2001, I also mourn for all of those who have died in our wars of choice. And I mourn for our great country, once a beacon of justice and righteousness, that has seemingly gone astray during my lifetime.

I fear for the future of our nation. When will we begin to address our irresponsible energy gluttony that has involved us in countries where we have no business being entangled. Our presence in these countries inflames the population and creates terrorists. When will we once again become honest peace brokers in the Middle East? When will we end the wars and bring our troops home?

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