It may seem like a lot of time has passed since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks against America. Recent news coverage has shifted from the attacks to new worries about anthrax exposure and controversy over whether all the relief money raised for the families of those who died in the attacks is actually getting to those families.
There has been news coverage of the war America and its allies are just beginning in Afghanistan, but this war doesn't make for good television. It seems we are seeing less and less of it in daily media coverage.
America is continuing to drop bombs on Afghanistan to try to rid the country of the Taliban rulers and destroy terrorist organizations there. We are using ground troops — at least based on reports — sparingly. It may not seem dramatic, but it is. Every day Americans are risking their lives in battle.
We must remember our president told us this is going to be a long, slow war that could take years to achieve its objectives. He said there could be, and most likely would be, American casualties. We must not forget this, and we must not lose sight of the ultimate objective.