>My heart goes out to those afflicted by the bombings in London. I saw it on the news this morning and I had mini September 11th flashbacks. The part that scares me most is that this tragedy happened to people just going about their regular routine.
These were people on their way to another day of work. They weren’t militants or soldiers. They were office clerks and coffee servers. They were accountants and doctors. All they were worried about was getting to their jobs on time, getting the rent paid, or one of the million other everyday worries you and I are familiar with.
While on a smaller scale physically than what happened here four years ago, the emotional damage is the same. Obviously, the war on terror is not going well. No one seemed to know that these bombings might happen. You can’t tell me that fighting in Iraq is going to stop tragedies like this morning’s from occuring in the future. Osama Bin Laden is in Pakistan and we don’t seem to be in any hurry to weasel him out of his burrow.
Maybe the American people will wake up from their patriotic stupor and realize that Bush hasn’t done anything to make our country or any other part of the world safer from terrorist threats. It’s four years later and all we have to show for it is higher gas prices.