Obligatory 9/11 post
Never would I have imagined that five years later our country would be mired in an occupation in Iraq, and all of our infrastructure support and country-building were nowhere near Afghanistan. Bin Laden is still alive, being used as a prop to continue justify war, yet efforts to find him have screeched to a halt.
We all knew that life would change after 9/11, but not like this. We were like sheep looking for a shepherd, only now that the shock has worn away, we're wondering why we're not in a different field.
I'm not sure what saddens me more - the events and tragedy of 9/11, or the tragedy that has been the last five years.
No post-invasion plan, unfinished job in Afghanistan and with Bin-Laden, a war with dozens of justifications, continued violence in Iraq after "Mission Accomplished", and the paltry response and sheer negligence to a freaking hurricane.
Here's to hoping this country can get its act together and honor the heroes of that day five years ago without partisan politics or unneccesary destruction.