War and Peace

Ten Years Later

Ten Years LaterAhhh… Today is the ten year anniversary of 9-11, the day The United States received a wake-up call and chose to ignore it.

For a couple of days, many of us held our breath, at least those of us who knew why others might see us as a target. Maybe, our leaders would wake up and throttle down our war machine! Perhaps they would finally realize that violence only begets more violence. Slap me, I’ll slap you back – it only ends when someone stops playing the game.

Within the week, we had our answer. We heard the rattling of sabers and knew that the Commander-in-chief would soon order up more blood to feed the military-industrial-congressional complex.

Ten years later, more than 100,000 innocents are dead and the machine continues to grind on. It’s bigger than us and this is disheartening, but even more distressing is how many of us have bought into war and an astronomical military budget (which, by the way has forced us into debt beyond our nastiest nightmares) as a necessary way of life.

By Camille Armantrout

Camille lives with her soul mate Bob in the back woods of central North Carolina where she hikes, gardens, cooks, and writes.

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