Sunday, September 11th, 2005.

I was reading discussion about the impact of this day four years ago, when it struck me.

Four years.

We've been at war for four years.

George Bush has recently compared the so-called "War on Terror" to World War II. Our involvement in World War II was finished in four years.

I'm beginning to become afraid that this will not end, that this country will become locked in a perpetual state of war, retribution, and aggression. I'm beginning to become afraid that we can do naught but watch our rights, freedoms, and privacy slowly dwindle away in the name of safety.

The terrorists supposedly attack us because they hate our freedoms, and we respond by taking them away. I will never in my life understand the logic of that.

I sincerely hope that one day America comes to its senses. I love it, and watching the ideal slowly waste away is sometimes more than I can bear.

One thing is certain to me - we cannot stay this course.