Our country changed for the better in 2001. On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center was destroyed, the Pentagon was “bombed” and true American heroes sacrificed their own lives to save the nations capitol. September 11th was pain, torment and horror, but from that day our nation gained strength, unity and hope. Not too long after that day, the United States invaded Iraq. Almost every American watched as Saddam’s castles were blown away. Our continued presence in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein has sparked debate between politicians, not to mention ordinary citizens. There are three views on the war in Iraq: those who agreed and still agree those who agreed and now don’t, and those who don’t and never did.
First, there are those who agreed that we should invade Iraq and still do agree to this day. These people are probably fans of Toby Keith. “…we’ll put a boot in your ass, it’s the American way.” People like this are extremely patriotic and are most likely Republican. These people trust our president and officials in Washington to do what is best… that’s why they voted for them. Most likely, these are people that do not think about the war on a daily basis and aren’t informed on everything that has happened. They rely on the government to be informed for them, so they don’t have to make a decision. The government has made it for them.
Second are those who agreed, but have been swayed. At the time, they felt that we had a set purpose in Iraq that was within our grabst. These people have been swayed by the events that have take place since our invasion. People of this classification can be either Republican or Democrat. Either way, they feel that we are not serving our “purpose” in Iraq and feel that we actually don’t have a purpose anymore. They are baffled by the decisions of our president, but can’t pinpoint where he went wrong. Of course, once the controversy is over, that point will be debated for years to come.