Ok, I try not to think of myself as a very political person. I despise the two-party system and the angry mobs of people who think they’re right. However I do want to present my reader(s) with my perspective on the war on terror.
Are you ready? I think this war is stupid. Almost 3000 people died in the attacks of 9/11. As of 10/31/2009 there have been 4345 American military casualties in Operation Iraqi Freedom. We are upside down in our human investments in homeland security as of September of 2006 (3 years!). If I was a terrorist I would be patting myself on the back right now. That single act of terrorism has cost us more lives and more money than the terrorists could ever hope for. In trying to make life for Americans safer we have managed not only to match, but to exceed the costs of the original attack. No need to plan another attack terrorists, we got this under control. This war is embarrassing. We look stupid.