HOW ARE TERRORISM AND FREEDOM FIGHTING DIFFERENT?
I think about Sept. 11, 2001 every day of my life. It is a vow I made hours after terrorists rammed passenger jets into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington.
It was my private tribute to the hundreds of victims who died needlessly. That day affected me and many of you deeply.
My sadness turned to anger over the years. I am still mad about how people could plot something like this to harm human life.
Today, I am angered again. London now feels the same pain we did four years ago after a bunch of punks set four bombs off in their transit system, killing and wounding hundreds of people. I feel their pain and I wish Thursday's events could be reversed.
Acts of terrorism distracts me from sports. What happens on ball fields are no longer important this day.
Every waking day of our lives there is someone plotting against us. They want to kill us, destroy us, decapitate us and humiliate us.
I hate these people.
Here is my problem.
How is our government any different? Isn't George W. Bush a terrorist also? After 9/11 I fully supported the invasion of Afghanistan. That is where Osama Bin Laden was given safe haven and we needed to go in, flex some muscle and try to capture him.
But this debacle in Iraq had me baffled from day one. I never felt we should have gone in there. We blew up their country a thousand times more than the bombings of London. We went in on a flimsy excuse of Saddam Hussein harboring weapons of mass distruction.
Well I am still waiting to see the first one.
Meanwhile, hundreds of men, women and children have been killed. And some of our best young people in the military are included. And yes I think of them every waking day. They should be home here celebrating Fourth of July's with their family, not holed up in the desert heat.
I hate what is happening in this world. My question today is why is what they do called terrorism and why are our bombings are called freedom fighting?
Isn't it all the same?