December 6, 2010
The Cause and Effect of the War on Terrorism
September 11, 2001 will forever be remembered. It will not be remembered just by Americans, but by the whole world. That day was a day of tragedy in which people from various nations lost loved ones. As the ten year anniversary of that horrible act of terrorism approaches, we are forced to look back and reflect at the last decade and the long term effects. When we sit and look back, it is amazing how a few people flying some commercial airliners could change the fate of The United States forever. While the attacks on the World Trade Center did weaken us for a brief moment in time, it strengthened us as the same time. Everywhere you look now you find yellow ribbon magnets and flags waving. There have been numerous country songs written about that day, and American Pride has started to flourish again. Unfortunately the good outcomes do not come close to comparing to the negatives. Even as a member of the United States Army, I cannot tell you why anyone would want to attack us like that. What started as a simple suicide mission for a terrorist cell group has ten years later turned into much more. There are U.S. Military Forces moving in and out of the Middle East on a constant basis. The United States has ten years later brought Iraq into a state of democracy and moved a large majority of the insurgents out of the country and into Afghanistan. As a result we are able to withdraw all of our combat brigades out of Iraq and focus on other bordering countries and turn the security of the country over to its own people. We still have troops in Iraq, however they are there to train the Iraqi security forces and provide logistical support. Everyone stops to say thank you to a soldier walking through the airport in uniform these days. However, does anyone stop to say thank you to the family that was just left behind. That...