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One Tragedy Does Not Forgive Another

Today is a day of national reflection. As a nation we should mourn and remember the tragedy of 9/11 and the senseless death of thousands. However, as we mourn and reflect on such a tragedy that changed our country and our history irrevocably, we must also reflect on its repercussions.

One tragedy does not forgive another and since 9/11 we have lost approximately 6,750 American lives in Afghanistan and in Iraq. The initial invasion and routing of the Taliban did not lead to the approximate 2,100 lives lost there, but instead the subsequent occupation, neglect, nation building, and the surge have. In Iraq, a war of choice to liberate a nation, has led to approximately 4,500 deaths of American servicemen. In addition, hundreds of thousands of Afghani and Iraqi men, women and children have also lost their lives and become victims of our military endeavors and quagmires. Read more…