Hostages were taken at the U.S. embassy in Iran. Someone attempted to bomb the World Trade Center. The U.S.S. Cole was attacked. The World Trade Centers were destroyed. A teenager in Oregon just attempted to bomb a Christmas tree lighting event.
We’ve responded by launching some missiles and waging war in two countries, killing many more people, and getting even more people upset with us.
Even though it may be considered “unAmerican,” it’s time to address the elephant in the living room. What is it about the U.S. that causes people to hate us so? What things could we do to reduce such hatred?
It seems to me that spending time on these questions is the only way to effectively “fight the war on terror.”