Two points to make on your (editorial) column: You called the footage of the Twin Towers burning images “of a time long passed.” In the grand scheme of things, five years is not a long time. To those who had loved ones die on 9/11, it is not a long time passed.
Those images that you condemn are images that our generation should never forget. The consequences of those days will reverberate throughout the rest of our lives and it will be the responsibility of our generation to deal with them.
I don’t think it is right of you to say we should not look at those images simply because you believe we should not cherish our gut reaction because it brought us to where we are today. Even the wrong choices that came from 9/11 should be remembered.
When you said our home has changed…well, duh. We are at war; our peers are dying in a country most of us will never visit. And, of course, the government has changed. Last night Ted Koppel hosted a show called “The Price of Security.”
During the forum, a family member of someone who died on 9/11 stated that if another attack happened tomorrow, we would not be having this conversation and I believe she is right. Our gut feeling after 9/11 was to go get these terrorists and make sure this never happens again.
And that is what we are trying to do. We cannot afford to forget our gut feelings because the moment we do, we will lose this war.
English and philosophy double-major