Now for my biggest and angriest pet peeve in this vein: We do not have any heroes in the War on Terror, and we need them.
The area where the Bush Administration has fallen very very short in my eyes is truly making this war have meaning for those of us on the homefront. The only families feeling sacrifice in the WoT are those who have relatives in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Phillipines and all around the world where we are chasing down those who want to kill Americans and destroy Western civilization.
Part of the “war on the homefront” is having heroes. We need them, they are important. So far our only true heroes since 9/11 are the brave men and women from Flight 93 and the first responders in New York City following the WTC attacks.
But I know that there are many, many more heroes that are fighting on the ground in foreign lands and also in front of computers and maps at the NSA or CIA helping to stop attacks from taking place in the USA.
We need to hear about them!! I will do my part and ask you all to help me. Please, if you know of any examples that are allowed to be talked about… send them here.
To Those Who Make Decisions In Washington: You need to trust the American people and tell us about our nation’s successes in the War on Terror. The news media is not responsibly reporting this war. You need to step up to the plate. Many Americans in and out of uniform have lost their lives — they deserve better treatment than our news media is giving to this war. President Bush — that is your job to fix. Tell us who our heroes are.