Letter to the Editor sent earlier this evening.
The past few weeks have provided news of disturbing developments within the so-called "War on Terror." Not only have we identified significant leaks in our security systems (with the "dirty bomb" sting operation), we've now been told that Al Qaeda has recovered to its pre-September 11th strength.
More than five years since the declaration of this "war," Osama bin Laden, the suspected instigator and "poster child" image of our enemy, is still at large, and assumedly still training terrorists.
Meanwhile, our country continues to be mired in a horrible, festering conflict in Iraq. And our president continues to see only "progress" towards a "victory" that he fails to define.
It seems to me that Mr. bin Laden has done a much better job at training and building his forces than Mr. Bush et al has.
But not all of the blame lies with the current administration, or Congress, or the Media.
When We The People would sooner vote multiple times for a baseball player or an "idyllic" singer than vote in a governmental election, our gentle Democracy has fallen and broken.
And all the King's horses and all the King's men won't be putting it back together again any time soon.
That task must begin with the collective action of the American Citizenry.