Forty-five years ago, a new kind of evil was brought into this world. Osama bin Laden was born into a rich Saudi Arabian family, and he grew up to become a multimillionaire terrorist. He established at al-Qaeda, which is an Islamic terrorist organization. His actions and those of his followers have changed the world in a very frightening way.
On September 11,2001, members of his organization took action against our nation in the most unforgivable way imaginable. Although the events last year were against the United States, they will change the world for years to come. As a nation we have been scared, but we have also risen above it and pulled together. We are considered to be the strongest, most powerful and secure country in the world. But on that fateful day our sense of security was forever tarnished. It is tragic to think that any ignoramus who can learn how to crash a plane into a building could pose a potential threat to the world.
Osama bin Laden has implanted fear into the lives of all humankind, no longer do people feel safe getting onto an airplane or going in a restaurant or building that might be bombed or hit by another terrorist attack. If the most powerful country on earth is defenseless against this kind of strike, imagine how easily any small country could crumble and fall at the mercy of a lunatic like Osama.
I believe that the United States has the most dominant military force in the world and we are in the process of fighting a war, a war against terror, a war against Osama. We have not officially declared war against anyone, because this issue is so controversial, and we are presently under the leadership of a man that makes us very vulnerable. He must handle this likely catastrophe very delicately, or his decision might launch us into World War III.
Osama bin Laden believes, as do we, that his views are the right way and the only way, and is determined to make everyone see that. He feels that the lives taken by terrorism are merely casualties of war, and although some think that bin Laden is dead, his fight is still very much alive.