September 11 Digital Archive: XML Document

Story:"Toward a More Perfect Union: Lessons Learned - Or Not - Since 9/11"

Many people considered the tragedy of September 11, 2001 as ""America's eye opener"" or ""wake up call"". Would you agree? Personally, I think that it was an ""eye opener"", but I feel that is was so sad that it took the higacking of four commercial airlines to unite us, Americans, together. Many Americans felt insecure; for, here we are thinking that America was one of the sadest and invincible countries, and it waws attacked by terrorists. September 11, 2001 convinced many Americans to believe that possibly America wasn't one the safest countries after all. When I learned that it was Bin Laden that arranged the masterful plan of hijacking commercial airlines on Spetember 11, 2001 and striking the heart(s) of America (not only the World Trade Centers, but also the Pentagon), I was surprised that this evil driven man was from Afghanistan. I thought that our foreign policies were stern enough to prevent something like that attack from happening. I think because of September 11, 2001 our foreign policies need to involve stradegies to prevent other countries from invading our trust and freedom. Many people are very pessimistic, in general, and can't salvage anything good from anything what so ever, much less a tradegy like the event of September 11, 2001. Above all, I feel people should see the good in all this; we should salvage our freedom in this country, and see that this has not ""changed our lives forever"" because then we have been won by the people set out to control or hurt us. This should bee considered as ""evil-doers"" just putting Amercia's freedom and unity to the test.

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