Of course I remember 911, Alli. I just don’t recall Sadam Hussein being involved at the time. I do recall bin Laden being implicated. And if we are to say that Saddam is to blame because he aided bin Laden (along with a cast of a hundred others), then we also have to take a long hard look at ourselves. Who, after all, gave money and munitions to Sadam way back in the Iran/Iraq days?
I’m not sure I believe war is the answer at this point. I know I don’t believe laying down out weapons is the answer either. There is middle ground though, between those two extremes. To reduce this situation to “fight or turn your back” is to take a Kodachrome picture and print it in black and white. You end up losing a lot of detail.
I did not mean to imply that all those who believe in our president do so because they follow him blindly. Many have looked at the facts and feel he is making the right move. However, that was not the mindset I encountered at lunch today. And it saddens me that my luncheon companions are an accurate representative slice of a certain segment of the U.S. population.